Grocery retailer's store count grows to five in the city
Pembina Crossing ribbon cutting: Cal Siemens, regional director (left), Alex Speckman, store manager (right)
B.C.-based grocery chain Save-On-Foods opened two stores in Winnipeg, bringing its store count in the city to five.
The retailer opened its first three stores in Winnipeg in 2016. The new stores are located at Pembina Crossing, a retail development in south Winnipeg, and Kildonan Place, a mall in the city’s northeast end.
In a press release, Save-On-Foods said customers can expect a full traditional grocery offering as well as a variety of the retailer’s “freshest innovations” including: Save-On-Foods Smokehouse products, which are locally prepared using fresh ingredients; a large selection of Save-On-Foods Kitchen grab ‘n’ go items, including signature sandwiches, hand-rolled sushi, take-and-bake pizza and ready-to-eat chicken wings; and a floral department featuring cut flowers, fresh European hand-tied bouquets, a variety of fruit baskets and gourmet gift baskets.
Kildonan ribbon cutting: Randy Nerling, regional director (left), Nick Taylor, store manager (centre), Carl Ryan, general manager (right)
“Since 2016, the city of Winnipeg has fully embraced Save-On-Foods and we could not be more excited to offer our customers more of the products and unique service they’ve come to know and love,” said Save-On-Foods president Darrell Jones, in the release.
Save-On-Foods is Western Canada’s largest grocery retailer, with 184 stores and more than 22,000 team members across B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and the Yukon.
The company said it’s on a steady path of growth and has opened 40 stores in the last five years. Most recently, Save-On-Foods opened a new replacement store in Kimberley, B.C. in February; and a brand-new store in Chilliwack, B.C., in March.