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Le Creuset Opens Flagship Quebec Location at Carrefour Laval

December 16, 2011

In late November, cookware icon Le Creuset opened its first location in La Belle Province - Quebec, at Carrefour Laval. The flagship signature store (1350 sq.ft), unveils Le Creuset's new design prototype, which is absolutely beautiful. Please click on the here to view the awesome 360° image of the store.

Le Creuset currently operate 3 locations in Canada (Sherway Gardens & Chinook Centre, and now Carrefour Laval), and are prepared to consider further expansion. The following markets are of interest: Edmonton, Ottawa, Quebec City, and Vancouver. Size required 1300-1600 sq.ft (with 25 ft frontage). Property type - super regional malls.

Le Creuset was founded in 1925, in Fresnoy Le Grand, in northern France. The artisan quality that continues today, has made Le Creuset the pre-eminent cast-iron brand worldwide. Since 1987, the company has been privately owned by Paul Van Zuydam and is self financed. Le Creuset enjoys distribution in 28 countries. The company operates over 110 stores in 15+ countries. Le Creuset was recently included in the 'Top 100 Worldwide Brands' by the Times of London in.

Carrefour Laval - The shopping centre is located in Laval (15 minutes north of Montreal). Size - 1.3 million sq.ft, with approx 273 stores.  In terms of performance, with sales in excess of $700 psf, Carrefour Laval is the top mall in Quebec. Anchors include: Simons, The Bay, and Sears. The mall is home to top brands such as Apple, Zara, H&M, Michael Kors, F21, Armani A\X, Fossil...etc. The shopping centre is owned by Cadillac Fairview.

I'd like to thank Jean de Repentigny (Leasing Executive - Eastern Portfolio) of Cadillac Fairview, for bringing forth this opportunity and, as well, for his assistance in negotiating this transaction. Jean is a fantastic deal maker and a pleasure to work with.

For more information on Le Creuset, please visit www.lecreuset.com.