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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – FEBRUARY 28, 2017
Buy-Low Foods to open first Saskatchewan store in Tisdale later this year
Western Canadian grocer Buy-Low Foods has commenced development of a brand new 25,000 square foot grocery store in Tisdale, Saskatchewan, it’s first location in the province of Saskatchewan. The store is anticipated to open at the end of this year.
When the store opens, customers will find a beautiful new store full of fresh quality produce and fine cuts of meat, and value for their grocery dollar with the company’s Every Day Every Week low, low food prices. With a commitment to first-class service and selection that meet the community’s needs, the team will also take great pride in being actively involved as a community partner. It is expected that this store opening will create approximately 50 to 70 new jobs in the community, in addition to employment generated during the construction and store set-up phases of the project.
With a full line up of Grocery, Frozen, Dairy, Meat cut in store, Produce, Deli and Bakery, the store will feature a selection of hot grab and go items to please everyone’s tastes.
Part of the Jim Pattison Group, Buy-Low Foods (BLF) was originally founded as a single store in 1966 and today is a Western Canadian owned and operated retailer with 35 stores in Urban, Suburban and Rural communities throughout British Columbia and Alberta.
BLF’s retail store banners include Buy-Low Foods, Nesters Market, AG Foods, and Meinhardt’s Fine Foods. With over 2000 retail employees committed to providing their customers with quality products at low, low food prices – BLF’s neighbourhood stores have strong roots in their communities, each format with its own unique style and offering.
Through its Associated Grocers Wholesale Division, Buy-Low is also a grocery wholesale supplier to hundreds of independent retailers across BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan and a proud supplier to individual stores, small regional chains and particularly its own group of sponsored AG Foods locations.
Buy-Low Foods President’s Statement:
“We are thrilled to be commencing construction on our first Saskatchewan location here in the fine community of Tisdale,” said Buy-Low Foods President Dan Bregg. “We can’t wait to showcase all the best we have to offer to the community when the store opens at the end of this year. In the meantime, we look forward to getting to know our new neighbours, as we work hard, in advance of the opening, to get involved in the community we’ll be serving”.
“This is a great day for Tisdale and a great day for Northeast Saskatchewan. We are extremely pleased that Buy Low Foods has chosen Tisdale for their first grocery store in the province.” said Mayor Jellicoe.
“We have gotten to know the great folks at Buy Low Foods and the Jim Pattison Group and I know they’ll make a great addition to our community.”
Economic Development Director Statement:
“There are so many great benefits to having such a well-recognized and respected brand in Tisdale. Competition will benefit consumers, create employment and investment opportunities for our community.” said Sean Wallace, Director of Economic Development. “I have personally visited the new Buy Low Foods store in Langdon and was impressed by all aspects of the operation from selection and value to customer service.”