Réno-Dépôt Inc., Store Network Planning & Feasibility Studies, Québec.
Talbot Consultants International Inc. were initially retained to assist this corporation with developing its "flagship" Réno-Dépôt home improvement chain. (Réno-Dépôt is the Québec "twin" of Home Depot). Our original tasking involved developing an extensive customer database and then analysing it utilising the latest GIS techniques to determine the economic feasibility of potential locations throughout the Province. The results were presented in a series of executive level "live" on-screen workshops to assist the various corporate teams with determining their merchandising, marketing and store network strategies. Since then we have been retained, on an on-going basis, to regularly monitor their existing stores, and their competitors, in order to ensure that Réno-Dépôt continues to increase its market share. The results have been impressive. Réno-Dépôt stores consistently generate revenues & profits significantly higher than Home Depot's Canadian stores. As a result of its impressive performance Réno-Dépôt was acquired by Castorama (France), Europe's leading home improvement "big-box" chain and recently acquired again by Kingfisher (UK), the parent company of B&Q, Britain's leading home improvement "big-box" chain.