March 2nd, 2012
Farm Boy™ to Bring Fresh Shopping Concept to Kingston
Eastern Ontario-based Farm Boy Inc. (Farm Boy™) today announced plans to open its newest fresh market store concept in Kingston, Ontario, bringing over 100 full and part-time jobs to the local economy.
The new 26,000 square-foot Farm Boy store, located at 940 Futures Gate, just off of Princess Street, promises to deliver the very best fresh shopping experience, built on their commitment to offering the best tasting foods, healthful, wholesome meals and best service, all in a clean, attractive store setting.
It’s a recipe that’s worked well for a company that started over 30 years ago with a small produce stand in Cornwall, Ontario. Classic values and a strong sense of community have earned Farm Boy legions of loyal shoppers and a reputation for being the leading fresh market retailer in the competitive Ottawa market.
The company’s recent growth has generated a deluge of emails from local communities asking for a
Farm Boy store in their area and not surprisingly, many of these requests came from Kingston.
True to the Farm Boy roots, shoppers can look forward to abundant varieties of fresh produce, unique high quality private label, natural and organic products and freshly made chef prepared meals.
“It’s very heartening to know that there are Kingston residents who have visited Farm Boy stores in the Ottawa region and would now like to welcome us into their community,” says Jeff York, CEO of Farm Boy. “For us, it’s all about the food and we want Kingston to experience the freshest, best-tasting foods in our store. We’ll be baking and cooking on site each day offering an array of fresh, wholesome and delicious foods, featuring local products from Ontario and Canadian producers.”
Farm Boy’s other attractions include a full-service meat counter brimming with quality cuts of ready-to-cook premium meats, fresh seafood, international cheeses and an in-store bakery. Their Chef Prepared counters boast restaurant-quality meals, made from scratch byFarm Boy Chefs, all prepared fresh for shoppers to relax and enjoy in store or take home.
“We’re proud to be joining forces with the Kingston community on our first store outside of the Ottawa-Cornwall region,” says York. “Friendly customer service is part of our promise and commitment to providing the very best shopping experience, and we’re excited to be working with the people of Kingston to serve our newest customers.” The new store is slated for opening in the fall of 2012. Available positions will be posted on the Farm Boy website closer to the store opening.
About Farm Boy Inc.
Selected as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies, Farm Boy Inc. provides a unique and friendly fresh shopping experience in comparison to big box retailers or traditional grocers. Recognized for their fresh produce, premium meats, chef prepared take home dishes and popular line of unique, private label items, the company’s success has enabled it to grow to 11 stores in the Greater Ottawa and Cornwall regions, with further expansion plans underway.