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INS Market/Marche INS to kick of Quebec expansion, with a focus on Montreal office towers, malls, busy streets and institutions

January 26, 2020

INS Market/Marche INS is a Canadian brand with staying power. 
Founded in 1994 as International News, the company carved its place as a high-profile retailer of tobacco, newspapers, magazines, lottery, beverages and confectionery.
With 200 stores and growing in Canada and the United State (Chicago and South Florida), the company has evolved with the times and along with its new name—INS Market—it’s curated its focus to become what it calls “the most modern instant gratification store in the market.” INS has zeroed in on what its busy customer base is after—convenient services, along with a large selection of beverages and better-for-you snacking solutions.  
As the company expands, its mantra is simple: “We go where the customers go.” With that in mind, Think Retail is thrilled to team up with the INS Market team to assist with their development and aggressive expansion across Quebec. 
INS stores are always strategically located in high-traffic areas. They are a mainstay on some of the busiest streets across the country, as well as in mid- and large-size office buildings, public transit venues, shopping centres and institutional areas, such as hospitals, colleges and universities. 
In Quebec, the initial focus is on office towers, shopping centres, busy streets and institutional settings throughout Montreal. Ideal spaces are 500 to 700 sq. ft. for inline stores and 150-200 sq. ft. for kiosks, however the versatile concept is adaptable to accommodate a variety of sizes, spaces and configurations. 
With a 25-year proven track record and a strong network across the country, INS is a valuable tenant, who satisfies the needs of customers and keeps them coming back again and again with its stellar line-up of branded, traceable, reliable products and services at a value price point.
The company elevates the concept of convenience and taps into consumers’ desire for quick healthy snacks and large variety of beverages. INS understands convenience, also selling confection, tobacco and e-cigarettes, newspapers, magazines, books, transit tickets, souvenirs, lottery tickets, health and beauty products, greeting cards, telephone cards, postal supplies, office supplies, flowers, mobile devices and accessories. Some stores also features a Western Union, ATM, postal outlet and dry cleaning depot. 
The high-profile brand is recognizable with his sharp red and white logo. Stores are modern and well designed, with custom merchandising to maximize variety in all spaces. INS’ potential for expansion is massive. 
For details about this strong convenience player and its growth plans for Quebec, contact the Think Retail Team.