Thursday, June 27, 2013

RONA closes three BC locations, Prince Rupert location not on the list

A shake up with one of Canada's major building supply and hardware retail outlets, will find stores closing across the nation, but Prince Rupert's RONA location will be spared the need for a going out of business sign.

Quebec based RONA is in the midst of reorganization and on Thursday began to shed yet more staff and made the decision to close a number of what it called non profitable stores across the nation.

In total the chain announced that it will eliminate 125 administrative positions, end sponsorship deals with the CFL, Olympic team and a number of NHL teams.

In addition to those cuts, the Hardware chain has announced the closure of 11 unprofitable stores in Ontario and British Columbia.  In this province, stores in Kamloops, Abbotsford and Duncan.

In the competitive building supply and hardware industry, Prince Rupert is home to both Rona and Home Hardware locations in the city.

Kamloops News-- Rona to close Versatile Drive store
Cowichan News Leader--  RONA closing its Cowichan Commons store come October
CBC-- Rona to shut 11 stores, cut 925 staff
National Post -- Rona steps up restructuring plans with Ontario and B. C. Store closures
Globe and Mail-- Rona closing 11 stores in Ontario, B. C., cutting more jobs

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