Foot Locker Expands Community Power Store Concept To Canada
Foot Locker announced the grand opening of its first Canadian Community Power Store in Vancouver, BC. A second community-based power store will open in Toronto in early December.
The Vancouver and Toronto locations follow openings of Foot Locker Power Stores in Detroit, Philadelphia, New York, London, Compton, Liverpool, and Hong Kong.
“We are so excited to bring our Power Store model to Canada over the next two months,” said Richard McLeod, vice president of marketing for Foot Locker, NA. “Although the shopping experience is different with current guidelines, we look forward to bringing locally-curated experiences to the Vancouver and Toronto sneaker communities.”
First up, the 15,000-square-foot store in Vancouver, scheduled to open November 20, offers a three-story retail experience including a second-floor activation space where events could be hosted with key brand partners and influencers for the local community (pending COVID-19 restrictions).
The store will offer an assortment of Nike, Jordan and Adidas products for men, women and kids and the Ivy Park drop on opening day.
Foot Locker’s exclusive Collaboraid product, a giveback initiative that brings together more than a dozen creatives with a shared mission of aiding in the recovery from COVID-19 through sneaker culture, will also be available in the Vancouver store. In support of Vancouver and the surrounding communities, Foot Locker will hire local residents connected with its sneaker and youth culture from diverse backgrounds and who speak multiple languages.
Foot Locker’s Vancouver Power Store is located at 1067 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC. The Toronto store is located at 306 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON and is expected to open on December 5.