The strength of an original concept
It all started in 1959 when the first Centre du Rasoir store location opened for business in Montreal, Quebec. The operation limited itself to a simple and yet original premise: the sale and repair of brand name shavers from Philips, Remington, Schick, Ronson and Sunbeam.
Establishing the business and allowing it time to flourish and to build was the top priority. Expansion was a secondary consideration back then until an efficient and flexible structure was put into place.
This was done later allowing for the careful, planned growth of the company.
As its strength and reputation grew throughout Quebec, Centre du Rasoir expanded in order to meet the growing demands of its customer base.
In 1980, the company opened its first franchised store in the Fleur de Lys Shopping Centre in Quebec City, and then in 1983, it began its expansion into Ontario by opening a store in Ottawa.
By 1984, the company had a total of 28 stores including 12 that were franchisee-owned.
Today, due in large part to the variety and quality of the product mix together with the excellence of its service, the company manages nearly sixty stores in Quebec and Ontario operating under the Centre du Rasoir and Personal Edge banners.
Of this number, about half are operated by franchisees, while the other half is managed directly by the franchisor.
With an inventory of close to thirty major brand names, each store offers its discriminating clientele a superior selection of personal care and health care products, every imaginable small appliance as well as a wide variety of original gift items suitable for any occasion.
All Centre du Rasoir and Personal Edge stores have a service and repair workshop in the back and offer their customers an on-site knife and scissors sharpening service as well.
Source : Personal Edge Online