French cookware brand Le Creuset has confirmed that it open two more locations in Canada, both in markets where it currently lacks stores.
In November of this year, Le Creuset will open at the Halifax Shopping Centre in Halifax. The enclosed mall is the most productive centre in the Maritimes, and one of Canada’s top malls, according to the Retail Council of Canada Shopping Centre Study, and Le Creuset will occupy about 750 square feet in the centre.
In December of this year, Le Creuset will also enter the Winnipeg market with a store at CF Polo Park. The 950 square foot boutique will be located in Manitoba’s top mall in terms of size and productivity, according to Retail Council of Canada’s Shopping Centre study.
When both are open, Le Creuset will operate 11 stores in Canada. The company continues to seek space in Vancouver, Montreal, and in the Greater Toronto Area, ideally in the 750 square foot to 1,250 square foot range along major shopping streets, as well as in super regional malls. Le Creuset is represented in Canada by Tony Flanz of brokerage Think Retail.
Le Creuset’s other Canadian stores are in Vancouver (with Canada’s largest Le Creuset location), Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, Toronto (2 stores), Montreal (2 stores) and Quebec City.
Founded in Northern France in 1925, Le Creuset is best known for its colourfully-enameled cast-iron cookware. In Canada, Le Creuset is the number one bridal registry brand, and it’s consistently rated the number one or two cookware supplier to all of the company’s trading partners. It has more than 250 international mono-brand stores in 25 countries, and is distributed in about 30 countries worldwide.
Retail Council of Canada will be releasing its second annual Canadian Shopping Centre Study in November of this year, and it’s seeking sponsors for the study. Last year’s study continues to be quoted in the press — for more information on sponsorship, contact Mary Markou at: firstname.lastname@example.org.