GrowGeneration Acquires San Diego’s Leading Hydroponics Supplier, Expands Footprint in Southern California

 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 San Diego Hydroponics & Organics, a four-store chain of organic, hydroponic and aquaponics garden centers in San Diego, California. San Diego Hydroponics & Organics is San Diego County’s premier hydroponic equipment supplier, with annual revenues approaching $10 million. This acquisition brings the total number of GrowGen hydroponic garden centers to 50 stores.  In California, the country’s largest legal cannabis market, GrowGen now has 17 stores,  with eight of those stores located in Southern California.

“Southern California is a priority market for GrowGeneration, and we are excited to add San Diego Hydroponics & Organics to our ever-expanding footprint there,” said Darren Lampert, GrowGen’s CEO. “As the leading hydroponics supplier, San Diego Hydroponics & Organics strategically positions GrowGen to conveniently provide our services to commercial growers in the Southern California market.”

Founded in 2001 by Todd Kent, San Diego Hydroponics & Organics first opened its doors with an 800-square-foot store in Pacific Beach, California. Since then, San Diego Hydroponics & Organics has expanded to four locations with more than 20,000-square-feet of retail space and 20 employees, who will join GrowGeneration’s team of over 500 grow professionals as part of the transaction.

“Since 2001, we’ve remained committed to our goal of supplying Southern California with top-quality products, cutting-edge horticultural technology, and unbeatable customer service. Our partnership with GrowGen, the nation’s clear leader in hydroponics, allows us to marry decades of combined cultivation expertise and knowledge to better serve the Southern California market,” said San Diego Hydroponics & Organics’ founder Todd Kent.

The San Diego Hydroponics & Organics acquisition is GrowGen’s fourth this year and follows yet another quarter of record earnings. Just last month, the Company pre-announced fourth-quarter revenues of $61.5 million, bringing full-year 2020 revenue to $192 million, up 140% from 2019. Same-store sales increased 63% for full-year 2020, compared to the previous year. The Company also raised its 2021 revenue guidance to $335 million-$350 million and raised its 2021 adjusted EBITDA guidance to $38 million-$40 million. GrowGen plans to have 55 garden center locations by the end of 2021.

For more information about GrowGen, or to locate its stores, please visit www.growgeneration.com.

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