Local Rona Stores Escape the Axe

by Collin Whitehouse

In a release issued by it’s parent organization Lowe’s, it was announced today that 31 Rona and Lowe’s stores will be shuttered in Canada. The affected stores are expected to be closed by the end of February 2019.

"While decisions that impact our associates are never easy, the store closures are a necessary step in our strategic reassessment as we focus on building a stronger business," said Marvin R. Ellison, Lowe's president and CEO.  "We believe our people are the foundation of our business and essential to our future growth, and we are making every effort to transition impacted associates to nearby Lowe's stores."

A check of the 9 locations closing in Ontario reveal that neither the Cobourg or Port Hope Rona locations are closing.