A successful Vendor Forum for RONA

Some 350 participants and close to 150 vendor partner companies attended the event where DeVry Greenhouses, Planchers innovatifs, and Produits Pylex were named Vendors of the Year


Boucherville, Québec, February 22, 2024 – RONA inc., one of Canada’s leading home improvement retailers operating or servicing some 425 corporate and affiliated stores under different banners, held its Vendor Forum yesterday. As the most important season of the year in the home improvement industry is fast approaching, some 350 participants and 150 vendor partner companies attended the event to learn more about RONA’s priorities and strategies for the current year. Attendees also had the chance to interact with members of RONA’s Executive Leadership Team and Merchandising teams.

“Our Vendor Forum is a unique event that allows us to connect with our vendors and ensure we are aligned for the months ahead. It’s also a great opportunity to recognize and thank our vendors for their support and commitment. The past year marked a big milestone for our organization, and our vendors played a key role in helping us navigate the various changes we faced,” said Doug Young, Chief Merchandising Officer at RONA.

Three vendors rewarded

The remarkable work of three vendors was also highlighted during the event. They were recognized for their exceptional collaboration, creativity, agility, and product quality. “It’s important to me, and to all of us at RONA, to honour vendors who have embodied the spirit of collaboration, innovation, and dedication to excellence. This spirit defines our success and is part of our DNA,” added Doug Young.

DeVry Greenhouses: Vendor of the Year – Home

“In an extremely competitive market, they excel in every aspect of their partnership with us. They believe in the revitalization our organization and are committed to being full partners in our success. Their alignment with our goals reaffirms their status not only as vendors, but also as allies in our mission,” said Amélie Savoie, Vice-President, Merchandising – Home.

Planchers innovatifs: Vendor of the Year – Projects

“Their exceptional support has been essential to the success of our projects and initiatives throughout the year. Their team stands out by their ability to adapt quickly to the changes happening in our business environment, a great way to stand out in the marketplace,” mentioned Charles Valois, Vice-President, Merchandising – Projects.

Produits Pylex: Vendor of the Year – LBM

“This partner sets themselves apart by their willingness to work closely with RONA, responding quickly to challenges and proactively finding solutions. Whether it’s with their exclusive products, their prices for all budgets, and their great value, they help us stand out and offer our customers what they want and need,” concluded Bruno Baldessari, Senior Vice-President, Merchandising – Lumber and Building Materials.

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About RONA inc.

RONA inc. is one of Canada’s leading home improvement retailers headquartered in Boucherville, Québec. The RONA network operates or services some 425 corporate and affiliated dealer stores under the RONA+, RONA, Réno-Dépôt, and Dick’s Lumber banners. With a long and rich history, RONA supports Canadians in their home improvement and construction projects since 1939. To achieve this, the company relies on a team of 22,000 employees, to whom it strives to provide an inclusive workplace where everyone is invited to contribute. RONA is one of the Montréal region Top Employers since 2021. As a result of its ongoing efforts in sustainable development, the company was also awarded the Stratégie de développement durable Mercure in 2022 and is recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers. To learn more about the company, visit the website www.ronainc.ca.