Cashierless grocery chain plans to open some 50 stores in Western Canada over the next five years
Canadian Grocer Staff
Aisle 24's Icon Tower location in Edmonton
Aisle 24 is growing its footprint in Western Canada.
The cashierless, 24/7 grocery and convenience chain plans to open at least 35 stores in B.C. over the next five years, in addition to around 15 in Alberta, with a focus on Calgary and Edmonton in Alberta and Vancouver, Coquitlam, Burnaby, Surrey and Richmond in B.C.
Aisle 24 recently launched two locations in Alberta at Icon Tower (located at 10142 104th Street) and Illuminada (11937 Jasper Avenue).
The news also follows the company’s expansion in downtown Toronto, where it will soon open up shop at The Well, a 3-million-sq.-ft. mixed-use development just south of the city’s bustling King West neighbourhood.
John Douang, co-founder and CEO of Aisle 24, discussed the company’s expansion plans in an interview with Canadian Grocer in May. At that time, Douang said Aisle 24 was actively looking for locations in Vancouver.
"This summer as well, we will be opening a store in Halifax, and we have a franchisee in Labrador that we're working with on a very special project,” he said.