Stittsville, Ont. is getting a “bigger, brighter” Farm Boy.
The Ottawa suburb will be home to a new 28,729-sq.-ft. store, not far from its original location, which had been a Main Street staple for the last 10 years.
The new store will employ 135 staff members when its opens Nov. 18. It will offer a wide variety of farm fresh produce, butcher-quality meats, artisan cheese, fresh dairy, an expanded variety of chef-inspired meals, plenty of plant-based and vegan options and more.
"Not only will customers experience a bigger, brighter store, but they’ll also see an expansion of products in all departments, and upgrades to popular in-store features like a burger bar food truck and grill station for convenient grab and go options," said Farm Boy president and general manager Jean-Louis Bellemare in a press release.
Empire has been aggressively growing the Farm Boy banner since it acquired the Ontario-based grocer for $800 million in 2018. With Empire behind it, Farm Boy has better access to premium sites all around the Greater Toronto Area and in the downtown core.
Over the last three years, Farm Boy has opened stores in St. Catharines, Ottawa, Newmarket, Oakville and downtown Toronto, bringing the chain's store count to 42.