SOURCE: MONTREAL WEEKLY
Destination: Guy-Concordia metro station. With easy access to the street, a student and office life abounding nearby, the space, planned for the summer of 2017, was the ideal place. With, on average, boutiques ranging in size from 1000 to 1200 square feet, each boutique represents an investment of almost 200 000$.
Kandju, which wants to be a must-see destination, targets lifestyle centers or boutiques with a gable on the street as a priority. Marie Eve Gladu says: “As people do not necessarily eat sweets at 9am in the morning, they really want to have extended hours, which shopping centers do not necessarily offer unless they have a door to the outside. “
In addition to offering a wide selection of self-service confectionery with about 250 choices, Kandju also offers gift sets. Kandju is already present with a transactional platform and 6 shops, including Laval (Centropolis) and Quartier Dix30.
With expansion projects of 4 to 5 shops per year, Kandju has the wind in its sails. In the not-too-distant future, Kandju will soon be found in Sherbrooke, Quebec City, Drummondville and Granby, to name a few.
While some have more difficulties, such as the Sweet Factory, which has closed several stores recently in Quebec, Kandju has managed to stand out in an industry that is not always easy. After Quebec, Ontario is in the plans and eventually, why not the rest of Canada?