Thule Opens Second North American Brand Store in Vancouver, Canada
April 13, 2022
/OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – Thule, a global leader in products designed for an active lifestyle, officially opened its first Canadian brand store in West Vancouver, British Columbia. Thule Store Vancouver is the second North American brand store opened by Thule in the last six months, with Thule Store Denver opening in June 2021.
Officially opening its doors in January, the 186-square-meter space is located in the Park Royal Shopping Centre—a premium shopping complex that is home to several prominent outdoor and active lifestyle brands such as Nike and Lululemon. The store provides local Canadian customers the opportunity to shop all of Thule’s product categories in one space. In addition to shopping Thule’s well-known vehicle accessories like bike, water, and winter sport carriers, customers also get hands-on experience with product from Thule’s other award-winning categories, including jogging strollers, premium luggage, innovative daypacks, and rooftop tents.
As with the Denver location, Thule is collaborating with longtime retail partner Rack Attack to facilitate staffing and day-to-day operations. “Rack Attack has worked with Thule for 25 years and we’re proud to be continuing this venture as their dedicated partner to operate the Thule brand stores in North America,” says Alex Welbers, CEO, Rack Attack. “Our position as the leading rack retailer with extensive market knowledge and expert advice on Thule’s entire portfolio of products will set the foundation for success to serve customers in West Vancouver and future locations in the U.S. and Canada.” From vehicle fitting for roof racks to advice on the best stroller for your family’s lifestyle, Rack Attack’s team of trained staff will use their expertise to support all customers’ needs.
“Continuing the momentum after a successful summer with our new Thule Store Denver, we are excited to continue growing our partnership with Rack Attack,” says Hilary Hartley, President, Region Americas, Thule Group. “Our first store together in Denver is proving that the formula of best in class products, together with a passionate and highly-trained staff, is a winning combination we want to expand on and bring to our Canadian customers starting in the Vancouver region.”
Thule has several brand stores throughout Europe, Asia, Latin America, and one in the United States, but Thule Store Vancouver is the first of its kind in Canada.
To kick-off the opening of Thule’s first Canadian brand store, their staff will host a grand opening event on May 14, with prizes, athlete appearances, and more, that will be open to the public.
For more information, please contact:
Briana Hungerford, Marketing Manager
For more information on Rack Attack, visit: rackattack.com
About Rack Attack
Rack Attack has been championing the car rack industry with first-class service and products for 25 years. With over 25 locations in North America, Rack Attack offers retail expertise focused on the sale, installation, and servicing of automotive racks and hitches. Rack Attack has served millions of customers and continues to maintain its position as the number one rated rack specialty retailer in the U.S. and Canada.
Ariana Stover, PR & Communications Coordinator
For more information on Thule products, visit: thule.com
The Thule brand was established in 1942. Under the motto Bring your life, Thule globally offers a wide range of premium products for active people that allow them to bring what they care most for – safely, easily and in style. Thule designs and manufactures roof racks, bike, water and winter sport carriers, roof boxes, computer, and camera bags, sports bags and backpacks and child-related products such as baby joggers, child bike seats and bike trailers. The products are sold in more than 140 countries world-wide.
Thule is the largest brand in Thule Group.