Rona is a Canadian hardware and home improvement retailer. It is the largest such network in Canada, with more than 400 stores in operation across the country.
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. is an American company that operates a chain of retail home improvement and appliance stores. It is the second-largest hardware chain in the United States after The Home Depot and ahead of Menard’s. As of February 1, 2019, Lowe’s operated 2,002 stores.
Rona is not owned by Lowe’s. Lowe’s does operate in Canada, but it has a different name for its stores there: Lowe’s Canada. Rona is a Canadian company, and it has been since its founding in 1939.