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ICE hot for growth with six branches in the works for 2020

December 24, 2019

After a busy 2019 opening four new branches across Canada, International Currency Exchange (ICE) is kicking off 2020 with exciting plans for six more locations.
ICE is one of the largest and most respected retail currency exchange brands in the world. Founded in the UK in 1973, ICE now has more than 400 locations in 16 countries and the growth continues.  
Today, ICE operates more than 80 branches in Canada, located in shopping centres, retail hubs and major airports, including Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Montreal, Ottawa, Victoria and Quebec City. 
The Think Retail team has been working with this marquee brand since 2008, helping facilitate its growth across the country. In 2019, ICE opened on St. Martin Boulevard in Laval, Que., at Promenades Gatineau in Gatineau, Que., St. Laurent Shopping Centre in Ottawa and Oakville Place in Oakville, Ont. 
In 2020, the focus will be on 100-sq.-ft. kiosks, as well as inline stops of 300 to 700 sq. ft., in regional and super regional malls, as well as busy open-air centres. 
The company is zeroing in on Ontario, particularly Oshawa, Kitchener, Waterloo and London. In addition, ICE is interested in further growing its brand in British Columbia and Quebec. 
ICE is unique for a number of reasons and the company’s offering is an ideal fit for Canada’s multicultural and well-travelled population. In addition to its customer-friendly foreign exchange and related services (including a popular Click & Collect service whereby you order online or via the call centre and pick up in store), services include, currency wires, money drafts, all kinds of cheques, money orders, travelers cheques and travelers GST returns. As well, some stores facilitate the sale of gold bullions, souvenir coins, Olympic coins and travelers insurance, while operating ATM bank machines.   For more about this strong international brand and it Canadian growth plans, visit www.ice-canada.ca or contact the Think Retail Team.