Showcase to Expand into US at Walden Galleria
Showcase, “Home of the Hottest Trends”, plans to open inside Walden Galleria this summer
Buffalo, NY: Showcase (headquartered outside of Toronto, ON) has grown to more than 100 stores in Canada and is now launching its first stores in the US, choosing Walden Galleria as one of the brand’s first locations across the border. Showcase specializes in emerging retail trends in health, beauty, home, and toys. From the mainstream (Finishing Touch Flawless and magnetic eyelashes), to the intriguing (the no! no! hair remover), or to the wacky (Canada’s largest selection of fidget spinners), all Showcase products are joyfully retailed in a fun and interactive retail environment. Showcase’s ability to identify and monetize emerging trends before other retailers is a function of proprietary trend technology, financial investment theory, and entrepreneurial culture. The result is an agile supply chain that translates to more firsts-to-market, exclusives, and industry-leading productivity.
“American consumers are hungry for fun, interactive, and experiential concepts,” said Samir Kulkarni, CEO of Showcase. “Our stores are designed for fun, and our demonstrations and events featuring the hottest trends offer a unique and exciting mall experience.”
Kulkarni sees the US as an opportunity to continue its expansion. Only two Canadian retailers have achieved global success (Aldo and lululemon) and Showcase wants to be the third. Showcase believes that its “rapid retail” model can be scaled in the same way as global “fast fashion”.
“We’re thrilled Showcase has chosen Walden Galleria as the location for one of their first stores in the US market,” says Alex Corbelli, Marketing Director at Walden Galleria. “Their business model focuses heavily on consumer data, delivering products that customers want or what’s trending based on real-time feedback.”
Showcase, founded in 1994, plans to open 100 stores in the USA as well as a US distribution center, to be completed by 2020. The Showcase store at Walden Galleria will occupy a 1,250 sq. ft. space on the upper level near Dick’s Sporting Goods. For more information or to apply for open positions, visit www.waldengalleria.com.
About Walden Galleria
Walden Galleria is the Buffalo-Niagara region’s premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination. With over 200 retailers, 12 sit-down restaurants, an international food court, an indoor karting racetrack and a Regal Cinemas Stadium 16 with RPX theatres and full reclining seats, Walden Galleria truly dominates the retail market. Walden Galleria attracts over 23 million visitors a year by offering an impressive and unique selection of retail, restaurants, and entertainment that cannot be found anywhere else in the market including Anthropologie, lululemon athletica, Free People, Urban Outfitters, Apple Computer, Microsoft Retail, ZARA, World of Beer, Texas de Brazil, The Cheesecake Factory, Dave & Buster’s, RPM Raceway, 5 Wits and many more! For more information, visit www.waldengalleria.com.
About Pyramid Management Group, LLC
Pyramid Management Group, owner of Walden Galleria, is one of the largest, most innovative, privately-held shopping center developers in North America. Headquartered in Syracuse, New York, Pyramid’s portfolio of retail-based, tourist and entertainment destinations dominate the northeast with 17 properties located throughout New York, Massachusetts and Virginia. Pyramid is an industry leader in combining the best elements of traditional retail with world-class dining and entertainment, all under one roof. For more information, visit www.pyramidmg.com.