FatFace, the fast-growing UK-based fashion brand, is set to make its mark in Canada with the opening of its first stores in the country. As part of its global expansion plan, the company has chosen two locations for its initial entry into the Canadian market: Niagara-on-the-Lake (65 Queen Street) and Barrie, Ontario (Georgian Mall).
GTA General Contractors, a leading commercial construction company in Ontario, has been selected as the preferred general contractor for both locations. The company has been praised for its experience and expertise in building high-end retail spaces, which will be put to use in creating the perfect environment for FatFace’s new stores.
The Niagara-on-the-Lake and Barrie locations are both set to open in April 2023. Both locations will be designed to reflect the unique style of the FatFace brand, with a focus on creating a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere for shoppers.
FatFace’s decision to expand into Canada is part of its ongoing growth strategy, which has seen the company establish a presence in the US with 24 stores across nine states. The brand has gained popularity in North America thanks to its high-quality products and affordable pricing, and is expected to enjoy similar success in Canada.
The company’s expansion plans in Canada are ambitious, with six stores planned for the first 12 months after the initial launch. This will be followed by further expansion across the country, as FatFace seeks to establish itself as a major player in the Canadian fashion market.
Speaking about the company’s plans for Canada, FatFace CEO Will Crumbie said: “This is a really exciting time for FatFace and an important milestone for the business. We’ve developed a successful and profitable business in the US with a brand that really resonates with the North American consumer. The next stage of growth is replicating this model with careful, thought-through expansion into Canada.”
GTA General Contractors is excited to be part of this expansion, and is looking forward to working closely with FatFace to create two unique retail spaces that reflect the brand’s style and ethos. The company has an impressive track record in the construction of commercial spaces, with a portfolio that includes leading brands such as Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ, Fjallraven, Burger King, Five Guys, Sportsnet Grill, Marriott Hotels, Cambria, and more!
“We’re thrilled to have been chosen as the preferred general contractor for FatFace’s first two stores in Canada,” said Tyler Maynard, Vice-President for GTA General Contractors. “We pride ourselves on delivering high-quality retail spaces that are both functional and beautiful, and we’re excited to bring this expertise to the FatFace projects. We look forward to working closely with the FatFace team to bring their vision to life.”
FatFace’s entry into the Canadian market is part of a wider trend of international fashion brands expanding into the country. With its growing economy and diverse consumer base, Canada is an attractive market for retailers looking to expand their global reach. FatFace’s move into the country is just the latest example of this trend, and is sure to be followed by other international brands looking to establish themselves in Canada.
As the construction of the Niagara-on-the-Lake and Barrie stores starts to wrap up, excitement is building among local shoppers who are looking forward to the arrival of this new fashion brand. With its unique style and high-quality products, FatFace is sure to make a big impact on the Canadian fashion scene. And with GTA General Contractors on board to bring its vision to life, the company’s first two stores in Canada are sure to be a success.
FatFace, headquartered in Hampshire, is a popular British lifestyle brand that offers a wide range of products for women, men, and kids, as well as footwear and accessories. As a multichannel retailer, FatFace has a strong online presence globally and operates over 180 physical stores in the UK and 20 stores in the US. The brand also has a vibrant social community
About GTA General Contractors Ltd.
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