Tuesday 27 September 2022

PlantX celebrates grand opening of XMarket Uptown in Chicago with event featuring local vegan brands

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VANCOUVER, BC, Canada – PlantX Life Inc. the digital face of the plant-based community, operating a one-stop shop for plant-based products, celebrated the official opening of XMarket Uptown on July 31, 2022.

The celebration included a series of festivities featuring booths and sampling stations from Dreampops, Kitchen 17, Good2Go Veggie and Up-N-Down Burger. XMarket Uptown has weekly events scheduled through the end of 2022. XMarket Uptown is the Company’s second store in the United States and sixth store globally.

The 6,000 square foot superstore, located at 804 W Montrose Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, in the laid back Uptown residential neighborhood, is believed to be the largest vegan grocery store in the world.

The grand opening celebration follows the completion of revamping the store’s merchandise, installation of a new outdoor sign and a revamped management team.

“Our carefully designed XMarket concept brings the vegan lifestyle directly to consumers in Chicago to taste, explore, and understand the plant-based lifestyle,” said PlantX CEO, Lorne Rapkin. “XMarket is a vegan bodega, featuring a highly curated selection of the best vegan products available from around the world as well as nearby.

Our goal is to make the plant-based lifestyle accessible. Our grand opening party in Chicago was an overwhelming success. We plan to leverage the success of live events by hosting weekly events at the store.”

The XMarket retail concept is designed to educate consumers, make the plant-based lifestyle even more accessible and to collaborate with brands in the space on sampling sessions or educational activations. To date, PlantX has opened six XMarket locations, in Uptown (Chicago), Rideau (Ottawa), Squamish, Yorkdale (Toronto), Venice Beach, Tel Aviv, as well as one co-branded location in Plainfield (Illinois).

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