June 13th, 2019

Farm Boy Announces St. Catharines Location

The fresh food market expands throughout Ontario, setting the standard for Ontario grocery shoppers

Ottawa, ON (June 13, 2019)  FARM BOY, Ontario’s fastest growing fresh food retailer announced today that it will bring its popular fresh-market shopping experience to St. Catharines, ON. Set to open in early 2020, the new 24,512 sq. ft. store, located at 295 Fourth Avenue West, will create 120 new jobs in the city.

True to Farm Boy roots, the location will deliver local shoppers a world-class food experience with exceptional customer service and an abundant selection of the freshest foods. In addition to plentiful farm fresh produce, the store will showcase butcher quality meats, artisanal cheese and fresh dairy. Customers can also look forward to a terrific selection of locally made products and plant-based foods, as well as sweet and savoury treats made from scratch in the Farm Boy Kitchen. For busy shoppers looking to eat well on the run, Farm Boy will be serving up their fresh, delicious chef-inspired meals with a hot bar, salad bar, and fast-casual restaurant experience that includes mouth-watering, gourmet pizzas and freshly rolled sushi.

The store will also include a made-to-order grilling station that will offer high quality breakfast, lunch and dinner with daily features, all ready to take home or enjoy hot in the store’s comfortably designed, Wi-Fi-enabled seating area.

“Farm Boy is a proven leader in customer service excellence, and we are honoured to have this Canadian success story break ground in our community.” – Mayor Walter Sendzik – City of St. Catharines.

“This welcomed investment is a natural fit for the growing west-end community of St. Catharines. Farm Boy’s fresh market concept is founded on the principles that align with our community’s core values.” – Brian York, Director of Economic Development and Government Relations – City of St. Catharines.

“Bringing the freshest food and world-class customer service to our customers is the heart of our business,” says Jeff York, Farm Boy co-CEO. “After opening locations in Southern Ontario, we’ve received many requests from residents of St. Catharines asking us to bring Farm Boy to their neighbourhood. We’re excited to share the news today with the St. Catharines community and we’re thrilled for the opportunity to earn their business.”

The store will be hiring for all positions, accepting applications immediately. See www.farmboy.ca/about-us/careers for positions and details.

About Farm Boy:

One of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies, Ontario-based Farm Boy is the unique provider of a friendly, fresh-market shopping experience. Signature farm-fresh produce and organic, natural and locally sourced foods are the cornerstone of the business, bolstered by their popular private label brands and wholesome, chef-prepared meals that are made from scratch in the Farm Boy Kitchen. With leagues of loyal customers, Farm Boy has grown from a small produce stand that began in Cornwall in 1981 to a 28-store household name, growing all across Ontario. With a new Burlington location opening late 2019 and St. Catharines opening early 2020, the company plans to continue its fresh market expansion in coming years.

Media contact:
Jim Empey, Advertising Manager
jempey@farmboy.ca, 613-287-5113


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