Vanderhoof Co-op among the country’s best retailers at the 2016 Outstanding Retailer Awards

Vanderhoof Co-op among the country’s best retailers at the 2016 Outstanding Retailer Awards
Vanderhoof Co-op among the country’s best retailers at the 2016 Outstanding Retailer Awards

 

Saskatoon, SK, 2016-Oct-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — A growing business and a commitment to community has placed Vanderhoof Co-op among the country’s best retailers.

The retail co-op received the award for the Best Building Supply/Home Centre over 15,000 square feet at the 2016 Outstanding Retailer Awards in Niagara Falls, Ont., on Oct. 18.

“At Vanderhoof Co-op, we strive to go above and beyond to make each shopping experience personal and genuine,” said Trevor Erhardt, Manager at the Vanderhoof Co-op Home Centre, which has seen year-over-year sales increases every year since it opened an upgraded facility in 2014.

“Our new Co-op Home Centre and knowledgeable team members make us a leader in our community and we are constantly looking at ways to improve our knowledge, selection and ability to serve Co-op members and customers.”

Launched in 1992, the Outstanding Retailer Awards are presented by Hardlines, a newsletter and magazine focused on home improvement retailing in Canada. The awards celebrate achievements in customer service, store appearance, merchandising, marketing, employee management, community involvement and sales growth.

Community service

Vanderhoof Co-op has served central British Columbia for more than 70 years. Today, it operates 18 retail locations in 12 communities.

In 2014, the retail co-op opened the doors on a newly constructed 23,500-square-foot home centre in Vanderhoof, bringing an improved retail experience to Co-op members and customers in the region.

With the new facility, Vanderhoof Co-op expanded its offerings, which now include feed, building supplies, hardware and appliances, as well as special order items — everything from lumber to dog food.

At the same time, Vanderhoof Co-op reaffirmed its commitment to giving back. In addition to supporting and promoting numerous local fundraisers, the retail co-op donates tens of thousands of dollars every year to community-minded initiatives and organizations.

This includes a new program launched in 2016 that will provide up to $100,000 to eligible community groups, charities and non-profit organizations that provide necessary services to the community.

“All of our profits stay in the communities that we serve,” said Erhardt. “I’m a huge believer in the co-operative principles of working together to achieve great things, which we do by making investments in our community and sharing profits with our members.”

Contact:

PHONE: 306.244.3311
FAX: 306.244.3403
Email: inquiries@fcl.ca
Human Resources: careers@fcl.ca

Source: Coop

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