Three times a year, Groupe Dynamite executives invite all Head Office and Distribution Centre employees for an assembly to discuss the company’s current strategic initiatives. The latest one took place on May 18, where more than 600 employees gathered for our Spring Huddle, and were given a presentation by Anna Martini, President, and Andrew Lutfy, CEO.
The huddle opened with a grand entrance of the winners from our Showtime recognition program, made up of more than 30 sales associates and store managers, who had excelled in their roles during 2015 through their dedication and passion. These Garage and Dynamite employees distinguished themselves by raising the bar when it came to our customers’ experience in-store, and by motivating their teams to reach for excellence. It’s only natural, then, that the company wished to offer them a fitting tribute that reflected their own contribution to the organization.
We also took the opportunity to announce the expansion of our Head Office, which will grow by 30,000 square feet by next winter, as well as tripling the current number of design centres. We were also informed of the continuing expansion of Garage in the United States, with the opening of 10 new stores under the banner in 2016, including Valley Fair Mall in California. The company sees this development as an excellent way for the stores to propel the growth of the brand.