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Le Creuset debuts in Vancouver with its largest store in Canada

June 06, 2016

Today, the iconic Le Creuset brand adds a pop of colour to retail scene in British Columbia, with the exciting opening of its first store in the province and largest in the country.
The 2,000 sq. ft. store at 2997 South Granville is the colourful cookware company’s second high street location in Canada.
This fresh modern retail space is ideally positioned in Vancouver’s bustling uptown, upscale neighhourhood, which is home to a vibrant collection of retailers, restaurants, galleries and residences.
Le Creuset is in good company, with neighbouring tenants that include, William Sonoma, West Elm, Pottery Barn Kids. The brand has great synergy with fellow tenants and this much-anticipated opening finally gives West Coast shoppers a taste of its classic on-trend wares.
Le Creuset—founded in Northern France in 1925—is a hit with Canadian consumers, who celebrate its signature combination of quality, functionality and colorful aesthetics. In Canada, Le Creuset is the No. 1 bridal registry brand and it’s consistently the No. 1 or No. 2 cookware supplier to all the company’s trading partners.
In turn, Le Creuset has been on fire of late. In 2015, they more than doubled their footprint in Canada, celebrated several market entries, including a new 1,100 sq. ft. modern masterpiece at Southgate Centre in Edmonton; unveiled their first high-street location at 577 Sussex Drive in Ottawa; opened at 1,050 sq. ft. space in the tony Bayview Village in Toronto; and relocated to a larger 800 sq. ft. store at Place Ste. Foy in Quebec City.
Le Creuset now has nine stores in Canada and it turning up the heat on expansion, with plans to further target select markets, including Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal—ideal spaces are 750 to 1,250 sq. ft. One area of particular interest is downtown Montreal, where Le Creuset would like to open a flagship high street store. In addition to major street locations, the company is also keen on super regional malls.
Stay tuned in the coming weeks for details on another exciting opening.

At Think Retail we are thrilled to work with this innovative brand as it lays the foundation for another marquee year and build its presence in top-tier locations across the country.
For more about Le Creuset and its plans for expansion, please visit www.Lecreuset.ca or contact the Think Retail Team.