PlantX Life Inc,. a one-stop shop for plant-based products, opened its newest location—XMarket Uptown in Chicago at the end of July.
The 6,000-square-foot-store is the company’s second store in the United States and sixth store globally, the retailer said in a statement.
Located at 804 W Montrose Ave. in the Windy City’s Uptown residential neighborhood, XMarket features a wide selection of vegan products. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., the store also offers shopper online ordering through its partner Mercato.
“Our carefully designed XMarket concept brings the vegan lifestyle directly to consumers in Chicago to taste, explore, and understand the plant-based lifestyle,” said PlantX CEO Lorne Rapkin in a statement. “XMarket is a vegan bodega, featuring a highly curated selection of the best vegan products available from around the world as well as nearby. Our goal is to make the plant-based lifestyle accessible. Our grand opening party in Chicago was an overwhelming success. We plan to leverage the success of live events by hosting weekly events at the store.”
The market comes from PlantX Life, an online platform that sells more than 5,000 plant-based products, as well as offering a meal-delivery service.
The XMarket retail concept is designed to educate consumers, make the plant-based lifestyle even more accessible and to collaborate with brands in the space on sampling sessions or educational activations, PlantX Life said.
To date, PlantX has six XMarket locations: in Uptown (Chicago), Rideau (Ottawa), Squamish, Yorkdale (Toronto), Venice Beach, Tel Aviv, as well as one co-branded location in Plainfield (Illinois).