South Korean grocery chain H-Mart has opened a new supermarket in northwest Calgary.
H-Mart took up space in RioCan REIT’s Beacon Hill Shopping Centre along Sarcee Trail N.W. Jonathan Gheron, a Cushman & Wakefield retail sales and leasing specialist, indicated on LinkedIn that he helped broker the lease.
The new store contains the first Tous Les Jours bakery location in Canada. Korea Economic Daily and other media outlets based in South Korea have reported that the bakery chain’s parent company, CJ Group, plans to open locations in Vancouver, Toronto and other major Canadian markets..
CJ Group operates Tous Les Jours through its CJ Foodville subsidiary. The company intends to have 1,000 Tous Les Jours locations in North America by 2030, according to the South Korean media reports.
Monte Stewart serves as Content Director - Canada for Connect Commercial Real Estate.
Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Monte provides daily news coverage of major Canadian commercial real estate markets, including Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Calgary. He has written about the real estate sector for various media outlets and Avison Young since the early 2000s.
In addition, he has covered sports, general news and business for several leading wire services and publications, including The Canadian Press, The Associated Press, The Calgary Herald, The Globe and Mail, Research Money, The Daily Oil Bulletin, Natural Gas World and The Toronto Star.
Monte is active in his community as a youth basketball coach and raises funds for such charitable causes as Movember.