Western Canada’s largest grocery retailer supplies more than 1000 jobs to the local market
CALGARY (April 3, 2019) – Western Canada’s largest grocery retailer celebrated the grand opening of its seventh location in Calgary on Friday, March 29th in the Hunterhorn neighbourhood. This marks the second of three openings under the company umbrella within a single quarter. Save-On-Foods opened a location in Calgary’s TransCanada Centre on February 9th and will be opening Urban Fare (whose parent company is Save-On-Foods) on April 26th. Additional locations at University District and Trinity Hills are already in motion.
These three stores, combined with the other Save-On-Foods locations, are providing more than 1000 jobs for Calgarians. With Calgary being the country’s fourth largest city and the second largest market in Western Canada, it is strategically important for Save-On-Foods to continue to invest in the city with not only brick & mortar stores but through an expanded e-commerce network. Their e-commerce network allows customers the option of both at-home delivery or in-store pickup depending on the location.
“Calgary is an amazing place to live, work, play and shop,” said Save-On-Foods president Darrell Jones. “We’re excited to be expanding our footprint in this community and continue to seek new locations for future investment. We are focused on serving the customers in this city and bringing opportunity to the area.”
Save-On-Foods is not just interested in supporting the local economy through the influx of jobs, they are also deeply invested in tackling food waste. A key focus of their business strategy is to reduce food waste by 50% by 2025. Surplus and potentially wasted food is directed away from landfills and put to the best use in a consistent, safe and measurable way. Local small farmers and at-risk families are benefitting from these growing programs.
“We realize there is a massive issue with food waste in our country and we are looking at every opportunity to maximize the use of our food in the best possible way,” continued Jones. “We are committed to helping solve this issue and investing in healthy communities – including right here in Calgary.”
For more information on Save-On-Foods, their waste diversion programs and progress on openings, please visit: https://www.saveonfoods.com.
Save-On-Foods is committed to Going the Extra Mile for customers in every community served, every day. Known for its unique approach in customizing each store to best suit the needs of the neighbourhood by carrying more than 2,500 locally-made products from more than 2,000 local growers and producers, the company has been innovating and putting customers first for over 100 years. Save-On-Foods, its supplier partners, team members and generous customers have donated more than $30 million to children’s hospitals and contribute $3 million in donations to food banks across Western Canada each year.
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