GrowGeneration Acquires Phoenix-Based Hydroponics Depot

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GrowGeneration Corp. (NASDAQ: GRWG), (“GrowGen” or the “Company”) the nation’s largest chain of specialty hydroponic and organic garden centers, today announced its acquisition of Hydroponics Depot, Phoenix’s largest indoor and outdoor garden center. With the addition of Hydroponics Depot, GrowGen’s portfolio of hydroponic garden centers now includes 29 stores across 11 states.

GrowGen’s entry into the Arizona market comes as voters consider Prop 207, which would legalize limited possession, cultivation and use of marijuana for adults ages 21 years or older. If approved, it is estimated that Arizona’s cannabis market could grow from over $700 million market in 2020 into a $2 billion market, including both recreational and medical marijuana.

“We’re excited to add Hydroponics Depot to our growing portfolio, with year-to-date sales in excess of $5 million and year-over-year growth at 50 percent,” said Tony Sullivan, GrowGen’s COO. “Importantly, it represents our 11th state and our first retail operation in Arizona, a key market in GrowGen’s growth plan. We see tremendous potential from both a medical and recreational standpoint.”

Arizona Market and Projections:

  • Arizona is one of the largest medical cannabis markets in the country, with projected 2020 sales of $700 million to $900 million.
  • Retail sales of medical marijuana products in the state rose nearly 20% from January to May, according to the Arizona state estimates.
  • If Prop 207 is approved, Arizona could grow from an estimated $770 million to $2.0 billion with both recreational and medical cannabis.

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