BOUCHERVILLE, QUEBEC -- (Marketwire) -- 03/04/13 -- RONA inc. (TSX:RON)(TSX:RON.PR.A), the largest Canadian distributor and retailer of hardware, renovation and gardening products, launches its new app designed exclusively for Apple iPad.
"Our mobile apps allow us to meet the needs of consumers who want to browse before they buy, whenever and wherever they want. We're always on the lookout for technology that can make our customers' lives easier," said Louise Levesque, Senior Director, e-Business, at RONA.
The RONA application for iPad is free and offers users a multitude of functions. Among them, access to:
-- the full range of products available online at RONA.ca -- product inventories and prices at selected stores -- RONA flyers, promotions and coupons -- local store information
The launch of the RONA app for iPad follows the one for the iPhone, which has similar functions and recently hit 100,000 downloads. RONA encourages users to share their comments on Apple's App Store since they help to continuously improve the Corporation's apps functionality.
The RONA apps can be downloaded from the Apple Store.
RONA is the largest Canadian distributor and retailer of hardware, home renovation and gardening products. The Corporation operates a network of over 800 corporate, franchise and affiliate retail stores of various sizes and formats under different banners, and a network of 14 hardware and construction materials distribution centres. RONA is also a leader in the specialized plumbing and HVAC market, primarily serving commercial and professional customers with a network of close to 60 sales outlets and four distribution centres across the country. With close to 30,000 employees, the RONA store network generates consolidated sales of $4.9 billion. For more information, visit rona.ca.
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