Dealers and suppliers gather together for the 2020 RONA and Ace Canada Buying Show

The event was held at the Palais des congrès de Montréal from October 16 to 18, 2019 under the theme “Partner in Your Success

Boucherville, QC – October 18, 2019 – Since Wednesday, some 300 RONA and Ace dealer owners are gathered at the Palais des congrès de Montréal for the 2020 RONA and Ace Canada Buying Show, presented by Lowe’s Canada. With 330 suppliers, including numerous suppliers from Quebec and Canada, this event allows affiliated dealers from the Lowe’s Canada network to discover new offerings available on the market and plan their purchases for the next 12 months. It is also the opportunity for them to get together to attend conferences, participate in workshops, and meet various partners and players in the industry, including the Well Made Here team, which took the opportunity to inform visitors of its program aimed at making it easier to identify products made in Canada.

"On the cusp of 2020, we want to offer our dealers the best affiliation program as well as all the tools they need to overcome the challenges they face in the retail sector, which is currently evolving, and continue to grow their businesses throughout the country,” explained Tony Cioffi, Interim President of Lowe’s Canada. “This annual meeting allows us to talk to our dealers from across the country and conduct a pulse check of our network, while offering solutions and strategies to support their growth and be true partners in their success. The 2020 Show was also the opportunity to reaffirm Lowe’s Canada’s commitment to its affiliated dealer network.”

About the 2020 RONA and Ace Canada Buying Show

Upon entry to the Show, the vast selection dedicated to seasonal products captures the attention of visitors. Featuring the latest outdoor living trends, a complete assortment of barbecues and outdoor power equipment with the most recent technologies, this space showcases products that will allow dealers to stand out from the competition during the busiest season in the industry. Another must-see this year: the flooring and lighting zone, which features a vast product selection and unique setup. It presents a completely new merchandising designed to adapt to various store formats and optimize the performance of these two product categories.

In addition to the various product and service supplier booths are, for the first time ever, two philanthropic partners of the Lowe’s Canada network. Opération Enfant Soleil / Children’s Miracle Network and the Charles-Bruneau Foundation, two organizations supported by Lowe’s Canada as part of its two major fundraising campaigns, have a booth at the showroom entrance to meet dealers and encourage them to join the 2020 campaigns. To get a head start, visitors were invited to bid on various products during a silent auction to the benefit of the two organizations.

Finally, the Show presented the perfect occasion to celebrate the 80-year anniversary of the RONA banner with dealers who proudly carry the banner. Lowe’s Canada honoured, among others, two dealers that have been affiliated with RONA since 1939: RONA Quincaillerie J. R. Grégoire in Montreal and RONA Marché Gosselin Tradition in Frelighsburg.

Dealers in the spotlight

The gala organized for the Buying Show is a tradition that is dear to members of the network, where, among other things, the Builder of Success awards are presented to RONA and Ace dealers who have distinguished themselves. Hosted by the man with 2,000 voices, Mr. André-Philippe Gagnon, this festive evening brought together several hundred people.

“We are lucky to count on a network of dedicated affiliated dealers who dare to push ahead and spare no effort to achieve their goals. Whether it is to ensure the long-term viability of a family-owned business or to conquer new markets, our dealers have the courage to dream and take the actions needed to realize their ambitions. We are proud to celebrate together the accomplishments of these inspiring entrepreneurs,” added Mr. Cioffi.

The following dealers and suppliers were honoured during the event:

RONA Builder of Success program

Community category: RONA Ferronnerie Houle (Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec)

Up and Comer category: RONA Sonnenburg Hardware (Massey, Ontario)

Lifetime Achievement category: RONA J. Anctil (Saint-Denis-de-Brompton, Quebec)

Ace Canada Builder of Success program

Community category: Ace Victory Building Supplies (Mackenzie, British Columbia)

Up and Comer category: Ace Leader (Leader, Saskatchewan)

Lifetime Achievement category: Ace Building Centre Vanderhoof (Vanderhoof, British Columbia)

Years as a RONA dealer

25 years

RONA Centre de rénovation Senneterre (Senneterre, Quebec)

RONA Centre de rénovation St-Patrick (Montreal, Quebec)

RONA Quincaillerie Hemmingford inc. (Hemmingford, Quebec)

RONA Quincaillerie de Lacolle inc. (Lacolle, Quebec)

RONA Quincaillerie Poulin Lussier et filles (Saint-Odilon, Quebec)

RONA Quincaillerie S.C. Roy (Saint-Ephrem-de-Beauce, Quebec)

30 years

RONA Quincaillerie R-Cube inc. (Wakefield, Quebec)

RONA Quincaillerie Charleroi (Montreal, Quebec)

35 years

RONA Quincaillerie Gauvin (L’ancienne-Lorette, Quebec)

RONA Gestion Berlaber inc. (La Malbaie, Quebec)

40 years

RONA Quincaillerie Delorimier inc. (Montreal, Quebec)

45 years

RONA Quincaillerie Notre-Dame St-Henri (Montreal, Quebec)

RONA Quincaillerie Turbo inc. (Cap-aux-Meules, Quebec)

RONA Bernard Breton inc. (Saint-Narcisse-de-Beaurivage, Quebec)

RONA Matériaux Audet (Quebec, Quebec)

RONA Julien & Frères (Baie-Comeau, Quebec)

50 years

RONA Quincaillerie Saint-Camille-de-Lellis (Saint-Camille-de-Lellis, Quebec)

55 years

RONA Quincaillerie Crémazie inc. (Quebec, Quebec)

60 years

RONA J. St-Cyr & Frères Ltée (Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel, Quebec)

65 years

RONA Iberville (Ferronnerie Houle) (Iberville, Quebec)

RONA Quincaillerie Jean Hebert inc. (Montreal, Quebec)

RONA Quincaillerie C. Bélanger Ltée (Montreal, Quebec)

RONA Quincaillerie du Plateau (Montreal, Quebec)

80 years

RONA Marché Gosselin Tradition (Frelighsburg, Quebec)

RONA Quincaillerie J.R. Grégoire (Montreal, Quebec)

Ace eCommerce Awards

eCommerce Achievement Award – Silver:

  • Kaslo Ace Building Centre (Kaslo, British Columbia)
  • Quincaillerie Ace Arthur Rivest (Sainte-Julienne, Quebec)
  • Victory Ace Building Centre (Mackenzie, British Columbia)

eCommerce Achievement Award – Gold:

  • Ace Peel Hardware & Supply (Caledon, Ontario)
  • Ed’s Ace Building Centre (Fort Nelson, British Columbia)

eCommerce Achievement Award – Diamond:

  • AMS Ace Building Centre (Queen Charlotte, British Columbia)

    Best eCommerce Performance Award

  • Eastern Canada – Quincaillerie Ace Arthur Rivest (Sainte-Julienne, Quebec)
  • Central Canada – Ace Peel Hardware & Supply (Caledon, Ontario)
  • Western Canada – AMS Building Centre (Queen Charlotte, British Columbia)
  • Best National Performance – AMS Building Centre (Queen Charlotte, British Columbia)

eCommerce Retailer of the Year Award:

  • Eastern Canada – Quincaillerie Ace Matériaux P.A. (Les Cèdres, Quebec)
  • Central Canada – Grafton Ace Country & Garden (Grafton, Ontario)
  • Western Canada – Kaslo Ace Building Centre (Kaslo, British Columbia)

Supplier of the Year


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About Lowe’s Canada

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving more than 18 million customers a week in the United States and Canada. With fiscal year 2018 sales of $71.3 billion, Lowe’s and its related businesses operate or service more than 2,200 home improvement and hardware stores and employ approximately 300,000 associates. Based in Boucherville, Quebec, Lowe’s Canadian business, together with its wholly owned subsidiary, RONA inc., operates or services more than 600 corporate and independent affiliate dealer stores in a number of complementary formats under different banners. These include Lowe’s, RONA, Réno-Dépôt, Ace and Dick’s Lumber. In Canada, the companies have more than 28,000 associates, in addition to approximately 5,000 employees in the stores of independent affiliate dealers operating under the RONA and Ace banners. For more information, visit