Empire-owned banner continues its expansion across Ontario
Canadian Grocer staff
Farm Boy is headed to Richmond Hill.
The Empire-owned banner will open the doors to a 26,725-sq.-ft. space on April 8. This will be Farm Boy's 37th location in Ontario and its first in Richmond Hill--a city 20 kilometres North of Toronto.
The store will employ 135 staff members and will offer a wide variety of farm fresh produce, butcher-quality meats, artisan cheese and fresh dairy.
In a press release, Jean-Louis Bellemare, Farm Boy president and general manager said Farm Boy had made certain enhancements to its offering to reflect changing consumer habits brought about by the pandemic.
"We’ve upgraded our meal-ready solutions in store with new full-service salad and hot bars, along with a variety of to-go options that are convenient and nutritious," he said. "We are excited to show Richmond Hill the Farm Boy experience – rooted in fresh, wholesome food, along with exceptional customer service."
In keeping pace with changing food habits, the Richmond Hill store will also offer a range of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free products.