A brand new procuring program is underway on the Fairview Procuring Middle.

A 182-year-old division retailer has opened within the Mall of Simmons West Island.

That is the sixteenth retailer to open throughout Canada and consumers and executives could not be happier.

Peter Simmons, chief dealer at La Maison Simmons, advised World Information: “I wished to ensure we had an attention-grabbing place the place we won’t do one thing fast however have a very good store and I believe we’re ready. And it was definitely worth the wait.”

Dozens of consumers crammed the store when the doorways opened at 10 am

“They’ve an ideal assortment and the worth is on the bottom, it isn’t just like the sky,” Ariel Chen, a Simmons shopper, advised World Information.

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Together with Peter Simmons, the corporate’s CEO Bernard LeBlanc was additionally on the entrance to greet the patrons.

He expects the departmental retailer to behave as a powerful anchor to lure individuals to the mall.

“We hope so. It’s at all times your ambition to get individuals excited and desirous to go to the shop,” LeBlanc stated.

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Many patrons are thrilled to be again in shops for in-person procuring after they’re closed as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.

Whereas on-line procuring continues to develop, efforts are on to lure consumers into brick-and-mortar shops, and it seems to be working at Simmons.

LeBlanc stated Simmons’ consumers make their purchases “by (two-thirds) bodily purchases, one-third on-line.”

And retail gross sales have risen prior to now 12 months, in accordance with current information from Statistics Canada.

Between December 2020 and December 2021, there was a 38 % improve in clothes and accessories throughout the nation.

Simmons, a Canadian establishment that had a humble starting in Quebec Metropolis in 1840, hopes to develop over time to provide you with extra expansions much like the one in Fairview.

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