Press Releases 2018


Food Basics Offers Caledonia Customers More for Less

Value-focused grocer opens newest location on April 26

Toronto, ON, April 26, 2018 – Food Basics will open its doors to a brand-new location as of 8 a.m. on Thursday, April 26, 2018 in Caledonia, ON at 201 Argyle Street North. A grand opening celebration will be held for the public that morning, featuring light refreshments and a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:45 a.m. with Mayor Ken Hewitt and Ward 3 Councillor Craig Grice.

“I want Caledonia residents to know that Food Basics is much more than just your neighbourhood grocer,” says Joe Jeffrey, Store Manager. “We are an employment hub, bringing 100 new jobs to the community, and a reliable source for fresh, always in-stock, healthy food at great prices, so Caledonia customers don’t have to compromise.” 
With over 28,000 sq. ft. of modern retail space, Food Basics’ latest store will feature hot BBQ chicken, cooked in store; organic produce; OLG Lottery; Western Union; and propane, just in time for grilling season. The grocer will also offer customers a wide array of its high-quality, budget-friendly Irresistibles and Selection store brand products. 
“We understand the importance of Caledonia’s tight-knit community,” says John Manax, Vice President Operations, Food Basics. “Which is why it’s equally important for us to integrate ourselves and play an active role within the community. We recently sponsored Caledonia’s Easter Egg Hunt, and look forward to supporting future local events and organizations for years to come.”
To further strengthen its community ties, Food Basics will present a cheque at the ribbon-cutting ceremony to the Caledonia & District Food Bank, a member of the Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB) of which Food Basics is a charitable partner, as well as to the Six Nations Community Food Bank.
Food Basics operates its network of 131 stores based on three guiding pillars: Always Fresh, Always in Stock and Always Great Prices. The in-stock promise features a rain check, plus 10 per cent off the advertised price of items in the Food Basics weekly flyer, so customers can take advantage of great deals on their next visit.

About Food Basics 
Since 1995, Food Basics has been helping customers save money on their grocery needs by providing Always More for Less. Food Basics is the discount banner of Metro Ontario Inc. and currently operates 130 stores across Ontario.


For more information, images or interview requests, please contact:

Sadie Weinstein
Communications Specialist
Metro Ontario Inc.
416-239-7171 ext. 6620