Acquires Maine-Based Grow Depot
Brings Total Number of GrowGen Locations Nationwide to 42
February 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- GrowGeneration Corp. (NASDAQ: GRWG), (“GrowGen” or the “Company”)
the nation’s largest chain of specialty hydroponic and organic garden centers,
today announced its acquisition of Grow Depot, a two-store chain in Auburn and Augusta,
Maine. The acquisition brings the total number of GrowGen hydroponic garden centers in Maine to five, with locations in Auburn,
Augusta, Biddeford, Brewer, and York.
“It’s a very exciting time
in Maine’s adult-use market, and we’re pleased to expand our footprint in the state through our acquisition of Grow
Depot, which has proudly served the Central Maine area for nearly a decade,” said Darren Lampert, GrowGeneration’s
CEO. “With our expanded footprint, the Maine market is expected to generate 2021 annual revenues of over $20 million for
Founded in 2012 by Jim Parisi, Grow Depot
carries a large catalog of equipment for indoor growing and hydroponic systems. As part of the transaction, both Jim and Anthony
Parisi, with over two decades of experience in the indoor growing supply industry, and their 10 employees will join GrowGen’s
team of more than 450 grow professionals.
The Grow Depot acquisition is the Company’s
second of the year and follows yet another quarter of record earnings. Last month, the Company pre-announced fourth-quarter revenues
of $61.5 million, bringing full-year 2020 revenue to $192 million, up 140% from 2019. Same-store sales increased 63% for full-year
2020, compared to the previous year. The Company also raised its 2021 revenue guidance to $335 million-$350 million and raised
its 2021 adjusted EBITDA guidance to $38 million-$40 million. GrowGen plans to have 55 garden center locations by the end of 2021.
more information about GrowGeneration, or to locate its stores, please visit www.growgeneration.com.
owns and operates specialty retail hydroponic and organic gardening stores. Currently, GrowGen has 42 stores, which include 5 locations
in Colorado, 13 locations in California, 2 locations in Nevada, 1 location in Arizona, 2 locations in Washington, 6 locations in
Michigan, 1 location in Rhode Island, 4 locations in Oklahoma, 2 locations in Oregon, 5 locations in Maine and 1 location in Florida.
GrowGen also operates an online superstore for cultivators at growgeneration.com. 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 states in the US and Canada. Management estimates that roughly 1,000 hydroponic stores are in operation in the US. By 2025,
the global hydroponics system market is estimated to reach approximately $16 billion.
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