Coast opens Brampton store
BRAMPTON, Ontario – White goods specialist Coast Appliances has opened its third location in this province and its 18th nationally in this city’s Trinity Common Mall, which it described as a popular shopping destination with excellent customer access and a number of complimentary retail services.
“It’s our plan to open more bricks and mortar locations in this densely populated province,” Gord Howie, president and chief executive officer of the Vancouver-headquartered Coast Appliances, said in a statement. “We are also concentrating our efforts on expanding our e-commerce services in the greater Toronto area and solidifying our position as the country’s largest national independent home appliance retailer.”
The new store carries many of the appliance brands the now privately held retailer is best known for, including KitchenAid, Samsung, Frigidaire, LG, Wolf, and SubZero.
Howie noted the expansion comes at a time when the appliance industry is booming. COVID-19 has seen a large increase in the number of people working from home and eating in, and a rise in the number of home improvements and renovations.
Most of Coast’s existing stores are in British Columbia with three in each of Alberta and Ontario and single units in both Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
While the selection in his stores remains large and diverse, but the pandemic is affecting supply chains, Howie is andHs cautioning customers seeking specific models it can mean a longer wait – an issue that is affecting most retailers.
“The difference with shopping at Coast is that when you come to a specialty store like ours, you don’t have to deal with the traffic of many big box stores. There are fewer people, creating a safer environment to shop. Secondly, staff members are experts in this field with extensive product knowledge. We can give customers the assistance they need,” Howie said.