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Last year’s ranking: 18 (▼ 3)
The slight decline for Rona this year might be attributable to the fact that it’s no longer a Canadian-owned brand. U.S. home improvement giant Lowes took a second, successful, run at buying Rona (after a similar deal in 2012 was blocked by Quebec officials). The newly resurgent chain is expanding again, however, and new blood from Lowes may help it climb the ranks again in future years.