GrowGeneration Purchases All the Assets of East Coast Hydroponic Warehouse
Company Adds Largest East Coast Hydroponic Store
DENVER, CO, Jan. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - GrowGeneration Corp. (OTCQX: GRWG), GrowGeneration ("GrowGen" or the "Company"), one of the largest specialty retail hydroponic and organic gardening store chains, selling to both the commercial and home cannabis markets, today announced that it has purchased all the assets of East Coast Hydroponic Warehouse (ECHW) located in Warwick, RI. East Coast Hydroponic Warehouse is the largest hydroponic store on the East Coast. The Company will add an estimated $5.0 Million in revenue post the transaction. With over 10,000 sq. ft. of warehouse and retail space, ECHW is a destination location, servicing growers from Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine New York, New Hampshire and Vermont.
GrowGeneration New England
GrowGen continues the execution of its acquisition plan to acquire the leading hydroponic stores, in key markets. The New England market now includes Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire as adult-use markets and Rhode Island and Maine as medical markets. According to New Frontier Data, the legal cannabis market in New England market is projected to be over $2.0 Billion by 2020.
GrowGen CEO Comments
Commenting on GrowGen's purchase of East Coast Hydroponic Warehouse, Darren Lampert, Co-Founder and CEO, said, " ECHW, the largest hydroponic store on the East Coast, strongly positions GrowGen in the New England market and will add $5.0 Million to our top line revenue. The company believes that, with this acquisition, it can increase sales through market penetration into the adjacent states of Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire. "We have a strong acquisition pipeline and look forward to continuing our rapid expansion plan. The company anticipates expanding its US model into Canada in 2018."
About GrowGeneration Corp.:
GrowGeneration Corp. ("GrowGen") owns and operates specialty retail hydroponic and organic gardening stores. Currently, GrowGen has 15 stores, which includes 9 locations in Colorado, 2 locations in California, 2 locations in Las Vegas, 1 location in Rhode Island and 1 location in Washington. GrowGen carries and sells thousands of products, including organic nutrients and soils, advanced lighting technology and state of the art hydroponic equipment to be used indoors and outdoors by commercial and home growers. Our mission is to own and operate GrowGeneration branded stores in all the major legalized cannabis states. Management estimates that roughly 1,000 hydroponic stores are in operation in the U.S. By 2020 the market is estimated to reach over $23 billion with a compound annual growth rate of 32%.
Forward Looking Statements:
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Released January 24, 2018