Product Mart Turns 25
Published: September 1, 2023
PEACH TREE- Product Mart has turned 25 years old today, and all of us here at the Corporate and the company want to thank our loyal customers for their support throughout the last 25 years, which has made Product Mart one of the largest and most recognized retail chains in Jesstopia. Our story started with one man, and that man is Jeffrey Predicott. Mr. Predicott started Product Mart as a smaller, two-shop concept, but later was approached by investors, who wanted to see Predicott's(also known as Westley's Home Grocers, and now known as Product Mart,) expand into a larger frame, expand overseas and see international customers.
On October 2, 2004, when Product Mart was 6 years old, Predicott, opted to start operations in the USA, eventually leading to contracts in Canada, and then the UK, where its operations boomed. By the time Predicott's established 15 stores(sometime near the start of 2005, the company's existing stores were rebranded Westley's Grocers, a nod to his son who died from Pneumonia at the age of 5 years old. The name Westley's is still used now, as it operates as Westley's Home Grocers.
But as the company grew, he knew something needed to be done about the rapid growth in his company, he changed the name(at least posthumously) through a name and branding change application. On March 1, 2007, exactly two years after his death, Westley's was dropped and Product Mart became the new name of the company, a name that was unofficially used during its early years. It was also the name used on most of the company's website, which was located at productmart.net(a hint an Predicott's desire to rebrand sooner and what would later become Jesstopia's largest retailer.)
As the customer base began to rapidly grow, Product Mart began to expand and build more stores, which grew New Shire's store base to 15 stores, and Mesa had one built. He continued to build and fund new stores all over the country, and abroad. At the height of Product Mart's overseas operations, it had 15,015 stores in total. Now only 25 stores remain throughout the USJ.
But as we celebrate 25 years, we thank our customers, associates, managers, customer service leaders, and our overnight and daytime fulfillment and distribution employees and associates. We hope you all will continue to work with our company to get us to the 50-year mark.
But now that we are at 25 years in service, we are preparing to launch several new programs within our company including a brand new loyalty program, member cards, and a brand new chain that could hit the market as soon as 2030. We are proud of how far our company has come and we look forward to many more years of serving our customers and having great success. On behalf of Product Mart Stores Inc, Product Mart Inc and all of our brands, we would like to thank each and every one of you. We look forward to another 25 years.
Ronald Chlabowy & The Entire Executive Team