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International Currency Exchange to open two new stores this summer

April 03, 2017

International Currency Exchange (ICE), one of the largest and most respected retail currency exchange brands in the world, has big plans this summer, with deals in place to open two Canadian locations in August.
Think Retail is delighted to have brokered a deal for ICE to open one of its signature kiosks—80 sq. ft.—at Bayshore Shopping Centre in Nepean. Bayshore is a major centre in the Ottawa area, with more than 190 top-tier stores and restaurants.
The company also has finalized an agreement to open at Square One Shopping Centre in Mississauga, Ont. Owners Oxford Properties have invested heavily in the mall in recent years, renovating and expanding to create a truly world-class shopping centre With its award-winning retail design, ICE will be right at home when its 550 sq. ft. store opens in August.We have worked with ICE since 2008 and are excited to watch the brand go from strength to strength, both in Canada and the international front.
Founded in the UK in 1973, ICE now has more than 300 locations in 20 countries and can be found in more than 65 airports around the globe: They manage a transaction every 6 seconds and serve more than 7 million customers a year.
Last April, Chinese conglomerate HNA Group acquired ICE as part of a strategic effort to expand outside of Asia. Founded in 1993, privately-owned HNA operates several core divisions and ICE was the ideal fit for HNA Tourism, which specializes in air travel, hospitality management, tourism, finance, investment and e-commerce.The move helped further strengthen the ICE brand and the company continues to expand its footprint, both around the globe and here in Canada.
This is a brand that speaks to our diverse population and passion for travel. In addition to offering an extensive range of major and exotic currencies, services include, currency wires, money drafts, cheques, money orders, travelers cheques and travelers GST returns. As well, some stores facilitate the sale of gold bullions, souvenir coins, Olympic coins and travelers insurance, while operating ATM bank machines. ICE is also celebrated for its popular Click & Collect service, whereby individuals or their travel agents can place currency orders by phone or online, to be picked up at a convenient retail location.
Last fall, ICE won an RFP to open 15 new locations at Toronto Pearson International Airport. It now operates 76 branches in Canada, in shopping centres, retail hubs and most major airports.Think Retail  is proud to work with this international powerhouse as it grows coast to coast. For more, visit www.ice-canada.ca, www.hnagroup.com or contact the Think Retail Team.