Planet Organic Health Corp.
TSX VENTURE : POH

Planet Organic Health Corp.

September 26, 2005 12:18 ET

Planet Organic Announces New Supermarket for Calgary Canada

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 26, 2005) - PLANET ORGANIC HEALTH CORP (TSX VENTURE:POH), Canada's leading natural and organic foods supermarket chain, today announced plans for a new Planet Organic Market store in Calgary, expected to open early in 2006. The 8,800-square-foot site is located in Shaganappi Village in north Calgary. This will be Planet Organic Market's second location in the city. The final lease document is subject to certain conditions.

"We've been actively searching for a site in north Calgary, and this is perfect for our growing customer base." said Planet Organic Market's President, Mark Craft, "The new location has great visibility off Shaganappi Trail and is near Market Mall, one of Calgary's strongest shopping centres."

Craft said that the success of the company's first Calgary store at Elbow Drive and Southland, which opened 2 1/2 years ago, created a high level of interest in locating a second Planet Organic Market in the city. "After a long and disciplined search, we are thrilled to secure a prime location in this marketplace," he said. "We believe the long-term growth potential in Calgary is tremendous.

Adhering to Planet Organic's model, the store will feature a complete natural and organic food experience with cooking demonstrations, product samplings, 100% organic produce, and a deli with the finest home-made natural and organic food. And, just as the company has done with its other locations for the past 5 years, Planet Organic Market will be active in the community by sponsoring events, donating food and money to local causes, and becoming a neighbourhood gathering place.

Planet Organic expects initially to employ 40 Planet People (employees) to staff the new location.

"Our goal is to be the finest natural food retailer in Calgary, offering the most exciting shopping experience to our customers,:" added Craft.. "We want to become an integral part of the community in north Calgary."

ABOUT PLANET ORGANIC:

Planet Organic Health Corp (POHC) is a natural products industry company, comprising manufacturing, distribution and retail. It operates natural food supermarkets in Edmonton, Victoria, Calgary, Port Coquitlam and Halifax under the Planet Organic Market banner. In addition the company operates 49 natural health outlets under the Sangster's Health Centre banner. Another POHC company, Trophic Canada is the country's leading manufacturer of natural supplements. Planet Organic's retail stores provide its customers with the convenience of one-stop shopping by offering a broad product selection in all merchandise categories. POHC's objective is to consolidate the fragmented natural and organic foods industry in Canada via acquisitions, mergers and new retail operations.

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Contact Information

  • Planet Organic Health Corp
    Darren T. Krissie
    VP Corporate Development, CFO
    (780) 719-4667
    or
    Planet Organic Health Corp
    7917 - 104th Street
    Edmonton, Alberta T6E 4E1