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Mugglehead Magazine
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Growing supplies retailer posts record revenues for 2019

With its hands-on clientele, GrowGeneration has side-stepped the shortfalls of the mainstream industry

Growing supplies chain posts record revenues for 2019 GrowGeneration

For one retailer, steady growth has been a trend for both its balance sheets and its customers’ plants.

GrowGeneration Corp. (NASDAQ: GRWG) — a chain of 26 hydroponic and organic garden centres in nine states — posted figures from its fiscal year report Wednesday, continuing a trend of revenue increase and expansion of physical stores.

It seems its ancillary business model, which functions alongside the mainstream cannabis supply chain, has managed to side-step the shortfalls of its big-sister industry.

Read more: Cannabis real estate company makes gains despite slumping market

Overall revenues for 2019 were $80 million, a 176 per cent increase from the previous year’s total of $51 million, according to a press release.

Reported revenues for GrowGeneration’s most recent quarter was $26 million, compared to $21.8 million in Q3 and $19.5 million in Q2. Year-over-year, revenue increased 186 per cent from $9.1 million in Q4 2018.

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Welcome to the Home Depot of weed. Photo courtesy of GrowGeneration

In December, the company up listed from the over-the-counter markets to the Nasdaq, where its stock closed today at US$4.25 a share. GrowGeneration’s valuation rose almost seven per cent over the day, following the release of its 2019 results.

Marketing manager Alex Salaman told Mugglehead his company’s success is tied to both its home grower and commercial client bases.

“We target multi-state operators and certainly tailor to the home grower by providing a level of service that can’t be matched,” Salaman said.

Each staff member has several years of growing experience, he added.

GrowGeneration reported opening 11 new stores over the year. It currently has retail locations in California, Colorado, Maine, Michigan, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island and Washington.

The company said it’s investing in opening new stores in markets including St. Louis, Kansas City, Phoenix, Miami, Los Angeles and Chicago. GrowGeneration is working on several acquisitions, which it expects to close in early 2020.

In July of last year, the company hired former-Home Depot CEO Bob Nardelli as a senior strategic advisor.

Guidance for 2020 will be released as part of its full 2019 year-end report in the first quarter 2020, GrowGeneration said.


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