The Company outlines its target growth plan in the Ontario market and engages Savills Real Estate to lead expansion potential
TORONTO, October 28, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Organic Garage Ltd. (TSXV: OG | OTCQX: OGGFF | FRA: 9CW1), one of Canada’s leading independent organic grocers and a developer of plant-based foods, is pleased to announce that it has engaged Savills Real Estate to represent the company in locating, negotiating and signing prospective new Organic Garage sites, as the company prepares for the largest expansion plan since the company’s inception. The teams at Savills and Organic Garage have analyzed the Ontario market and outlined the following locations that the company will be accepting new site proposals from agents and developers.
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Organic Garage's expansion target regions. (Graphic: Business Wire)
All sites must preferably be within 3 kilometers of the towns or cities listed above, and approximately 10,500 square feet in size, and will have to meet the strict financial and operational criteria the company has outlined. The company’s representatives at Savills will be reviewing these criteria when discussing new sites with landlords and developers.
Matt Lurie, Organic Garage President & CEO stated, "I am extremely confident in the experienced team at Savills to do what they do best and help drive our most aggressive, and exciting new-site expansion strategy for the Organic Garage brand. We have a long-term strategy that we will be working towards executing while still maintaining financial discipline and ensuring shareholder value. During the last 18 months we have seen first-hand the importance and demand of grocery retail in the economy as a pandemic proof business, along with the continued growth in the Organic and Specialty foods segments of grocery retail. Organic Garage has the brand, combined with the unique retail experience and value proposition that developers have been looking for to differentiate their properties and showcase independent retailers, not just the big grocery chains. Ontario residents want something different - the healthiest products at the lowest prices - and that’s what we do best."
Jordan Karp, Savills Executive Vice President and Head of Retail Services Canada stated, "Savills Retail Team is honoured to have this exciting opportunity to work with Organic Garage on their existing and aggressive expansion plan. With eyes focused on the future, Organic Garage’s timing to move forward and expand across the Greater Toronto Area and beyond could not be better. Developers and Landlords are keenly focused on securing best-in-class tenants and new retail to their properties that deliver an exceptional shopping experience. Organic Garage does just that!"
About Organic Garage Ltd.
Organic Garage (TSXV: OG | OTCQX: OGGFF | FRA: 9CW1) is one of Canada’s leading independent organic grocers and is committed to offering its customers a wide selection of healthy and natural products at everyday affordable prices. The Company’s stores are in prime retail locations designed to give customers an inclusive, unique and value-focused grocery shopping experience. Founded in 2005 by a fourth-generation grocer, Organic Garage is headquartered in Toronto. The Company is focused on continuing to expand its retail footprint within the Greater Toronto Area. For more information please visit the Organic Garage website at www.organicgarage.com
Savills is a full-service commercial real estate firm that delivers integrated real estate solutions through a multidisciplinary approach. Placing our client first at every step of the real estate process, our Retail Services team customizes strategies based on an in-depth understanding of each client's needs to achieve their goals.
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