ORGANIC GARAGE EXPANDS IN TORONTO

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Canadian health foods supermarket, the Organic Garage, has opened its fourth store.

The retailer is often compared to Whole Foods Market in the US in terms of its product offering, but unlike the health food supermarket giant, it takes a self-service approach to its proposition to try and keep costs low.

Organic Garage targets prime location space of between 12-15,000 sq ft. The latest opening, in Junction Road, Toronto, for example, is indeed 15,000 sq ft and a typical offer would be made up of between 10,000-12,000 SKUs and provide certified organic produce departments. Practically, this means a juice bar, self-serve prepared foods and grocery, dairy, bakery, meat and frozen foods departments, as well as a café.

The business, which is independently owned, is focused on expanding in the Greater Toronto area and has two more stores in the works, one in Liberty Village, downtown Toronto, and another in Leaside, both currently in the planning and development stage.

TORONTO'S NEWEST SUPERMARKET GARAGE

TORONTO’S NEWEST SUPERMARKET GARAGE

Clear signage and navigation is a key skillset for this retailer as it guides customers around a large space with few on-floor staff. Messaging is destination-led, as a result of departments being clearly called out not just on walls but within departments.

Toronto

43 Junction Rd, Toronto, ON M6N 1B5, Canada