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In business for many years, GCS’s retail experience started with a shop in St. Lawrence Gap, Barbados, in 1996 as a pilot project. It quickly became evident that there was a viable souvenir t-shirt market. Statistics indicated that t-shirts represented almost 50% of the value of all tourist souvenirs sold in the region! GCS was then trading as Island Graphics, a division of Moore Paragon (Caribbean Limited). The success of the pilot project resulted in the expansion to six locations across Barbados by the end of 1997 trading as GANZEE and in 1998, the legal entity GCS Limited was formed out of a joint-venture agreement between Moore Paragon (a printing company) and Cave Shepherd & Co. Ltd. (the largest retail store operator) in Barbados. One year later, GCS operated thirteen retail locations in Barbados and one in Grenada. At this point in time, T-shirts were still “king”! In 2000, and in response to market demand, a range of casual resort wear, souvenirs, gifts and collectibles were added to the offering setting the platform that is experienced by our shoppers today. Ganzee has been a part of the retail landscape in Grenada for over 20 years. The first store was opened on the Carenage in 2000. Unfortunately, hurricane Ivan demolished that operation but, undaunted, Ganzee re-opened in 2005 in the custom-built Esplanade Cruise Ship Terminal from which location we continue to operate today.
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