Save-On-Foods store in East Maple Ridge now carries B.C. VQA wine to its shelves

Maple Ridge, B.C., 2016-Apr-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Save-On-Foods store in East Maple Ridge is the latest grocery store in the province to add B.C. VQA wine to its shelves. In total, the company now sells wine-in-aisle in 7 locations: Maple Ridge, Langley, Tsawwassen, Surrey (2) and Kelowna (2).

The stores carry over 900 hundred varieties of wine that is 100 per cent BC-made.

Save-On-Foods has partnered with more than 150 wineries across the province to put their B.C. VQA wine on shelves since the province changed its liquor license policy to allow for British Columbian wine to be sold in some grocery stores year ago.

Quotes:
Darrell Jones, Save-On-Foods president – “We are so proud to support the fantastic winemakers of this province and give more people the opportunity to try and enjoy them. Giving our customers the convenient option of picking up a high-quality bottle of wine that is 100 per cent British Columbian at the same time as they shop for their meal ingredients is a win-win.”

John Yap, Parliamentary Secretary for Liquor Policy Reform – ” A year ago today, the Province made the necessary changes to allow liquor sales in grocery stores. We have received tremendous positive feedback in the early stages of the wine-on-shelves model, and our government remains focused on increasing convenience and choice for British Columbians, while supporting our burgeoning wine industry.”

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About Save-On-Foods
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 and sourcing local products wherever possible, the company has been innovating and putting customers first for over 100 years.

For more information, contact: Media Relations 604 888 2079, extension 2200 mediarelations@owfg.com

 

Save-On-Foods store in Saskatchewan marks grand opening with special Regina gala on March 31

Regina, Saskatchewan, 2016-Mar-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — The first Save-On-Foods store in Saskatchewan is celebrating its grand opening this weekend with a special invite-only gala on Thursday, March 31.

Joining Save-On-Foods president Darrell Jones in making remarks at the gala are special guests Jim Pattison, owner of Save-On-Foods; Regina city councillor Bob Hawkins; and Regina Food Bank CEO Steve Compton.

Admission to this private event is by donation to the Regina Food Bank.

Special presentations and entertainment by Saskatchewan’s own Cody Prevost will also play an exclusive concert during the event.

The store officially opens its doors to the public on Friday, April 1, and will hold grand opening promotions and events starting April 2.

To attend the Gala with a guest or to arrange for an in-store photo opportunity or one-on-one interview in the afternoon on March 31 or morning of April 1, please contact Julie Dickson at (604) 992-2538 or julie_dickson@owfg.com.

What: Save-On-Foods Regina South grand opening sneak preview gala

When: Thursday, March 31, 2016, 6 p.m.

Who: Save-On-Foods president Darrell Jones, Save-On-Foods owner Jim Pattison, Regina Food Bank CEO Steve Compton, City Councillor Bob Hawkins

Where: Save-On-Foods, 4520 Albert Street South, Regina, Saskatchewan

Source: Save-On-Foods

Save-On-Foods opens store in Yukon

Whitehorse, Yukon, 2016-Mar-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Save-On-Foods is officially announcing its entry to the Yukon with a ground-breaking event in Yukon’s capital city on March 30.

The store will include a 42,000-square-foot Save-On-Foods store with the full Save-On-Foods offering, and an adjacent 12,000-square-foot wholesale store on the property.

Wednesday’s event will feature remarks by Save-On-Foods president Darrell Jones and Mayor Dan Curtis.

The Vancouver-based company is known for customizing each of its stores to meet the needs of the local community, for going the extra mile for its customers, and for its commitment to supporting local producers.

Construction is expected to commence later this year, with an anticipated opening in the summer of 2017.

What: Save-On-Foods Whitehorse Announcement

When: Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 4:15pm

Who: Save-On-Foods president Darrell Jones
City of Whitehorse Mayor Dan Curtis
Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce President Rick Karp

Where: Chilkoot Way & Quartz Road
Whitehorse, Yukon

Source: Save-On-Foods

For more information please contact:

Julie Dickson Olmstead, Save-On-Foods
(604) 992-2538
julie_dickson@owfg.com

Jessica Apolloni, City of Whitehorse
867- 689-2848

 

Overwaitea Food Group converts two Kelowna Cooper’s Foods stores in Winfield and in Vernon to Save-On-Foods

Winfield, Vernon Cooper’s Foods expected to convert to Save-OnFoods next week

Kelowna, B.C., 2016-Mar-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Two Kelowna grocery stores have become Save-On-Foods after converting overnight from Cooper’s Foods.

The former Cooper’s Foods stores in Rutland and Glenmore, owned and operated by the Langley-based Overwaitea Food Group, officially opened as Save-On-Foods Friday, March 4 after all-night conversions with minimal interruption to customers.

Two more Cooper’s Foods stores in the Okanagan – one in Winfield and the other in Vernon – are expected to convert overnight and open as Save-On-Foods next Friday, March 11.

As Save-On-Foods, these stores will continue to deliver world-class service and a great selection of products with even better value, thanks to promotions and programs unique to Save-On-Foods including Darrell’s Deals, Talk about Fresh Solutions, and Talk about What’s New.

Friday was also a busy day for the Lakeshore Save-On-Foods, which officially opened its wine department, becoming the second grocery store in the Okanagan to sell B.C. VQA wine after the SaveOn-Foods in Orchard Plaza.

“We are thrilled to welcome two more Cooper’s Foods locations to the Save-On-Foods family, and know our customers in Kelowna feel the same because they’ve told us they want Save-On-Foods in their neighbourhoods,” said Save-On-Foods president Darrell Jones. “Our stores have unbeatable value, the most innovative programs, and simply the best service around, and we can’t wait to share that with our friends and neighbours in Kelowna, Vernon and Winfield.”

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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 and sourcing local products wherever possible, the company has been innovating and putting customers first for over 100 years.

For more information, contact:
Media Relations
604 888 2079, extension 2200
mediarelations@owfg.com

Overwaitea Food Group converts four Kamloops Cooper’s Foods stores to Save-On-Foods

Kamloops, B.C., 2016-Mar-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Four Kamloops grocery stores have become Save-On-Foods after converting overnight from Cooper’s Foods.

The four former Cooper’s Foods stores, owned and operated by the Langley-based Overwaitea Food Group, opened Friday morning, February 19, as Save-On-Foods after converting overnight with minimal interruption to customers.

As Save-On-Foods, the stores offer the same great products by the same great teams, with the added value of promotions and programs exclusive to Save-On-Foods, including Darrell’s Deals, Talk about Fresh Solutions, and Talk about What’s New.

The Overwaitea Food Group is named for its 100-year history that began with the original Overwaitea store in New Westminster, B.C. Today, the company operates approximately 150 grocery stores in B.C. and Alberta, with a focus on customizing its stores to the unique communities it serves.

“We are so excited to welcome four Kamloops locations into the Save-On-Foods family, and to be able to give more of our customers what they want: great products at great value, in amazing stores served by world-class team member,” said Save-On-Foods president Darrell Jones. “As Save-On-Foods, we are thrilled to be able to continue living the legacy of friendly neighbourhood grocers established by Kamloops’ very own Cooper’s Foods.”

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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 and sourcing local products wherever possible, the company has been innovating and putting customers first for over 100 years.

For more information, contact:
Media Relations
604 888 2079, extension 2200
mediarelations@owfg.com

Overwaitea Foods store in Prince Rupert rebrands to Save-On-Foods

The Overwaitea Foods in Prince Rupert converted overnight and opened as a Save-On-Foods Friday morning

Prince Rupert, B.C., 2016-Feb-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — The parent company of the Overwaitea Foods store in Prince Rupert has converted the store to a Save-On-Foods, bringing residents of Prince Rupert the unique offering, promotions and pricing of the company’s most prominent grocery chain.

The stores converted overnight on Thursday, February 4 with minimal interruption in service.

As Save-On-Foods, the Prince Rupert store will offer the same great products at amazing value from the same familiar team, and will give customers access to even more savings through unique Save-On-Foods programs including Darrell’s Deals, Talk about Local, and Talk about Fresh Solutions.

The Overwaitea Food Group is named for its 100-year history that began with the original Overwaitea store in New Westminster, B.C. Today, the company operates approximately 150 grocery stores in B.C. and Alberta, with a focus on customizing its stores to the unique communities it serves.

“Growing our Save-On-Foods banner means we can give more of our customers what they want: highquality products at great value, in stores served by our world class teams,” said Save-On-Foods president Darrell Jones. “We are so excited to introduce the Save-On-Foods brand to our friends and neighbours in this fantastic community.”

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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 and sourcing local products wherever possible, the company has been innovating and putting customers first for over 100 years.

For more information, contact:
Media Relations
604 888 2079, extension 2200
mediarelations@owfg.com

 

BC Business Magazine again names Save-On-Foods ‘BC’s Most Loved Brand’

Langley, BC, 2016-Jan-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — For a second consecutive year, BC Business Magazine, together with market research firm Ipsos has named Save-On-Foods ‘BC’s Most Loved Brand’!

According to BC Business Magazine, brand “love” includes consumers’ perception about the brand including a brand consumers identify with; a brand they trust; a brand that they see as unique, innovative and socially responsible; a brand they see everywhere; a brand that makes a positive contribution to BC, and a brand they are most likely to interact with.

“I am so proud of our more than 15,000 world class team members who continue to work very hard to always put the customer first, and to lead the way in the industry with a focus on always innovating and delivering our unique service, and providing our customers with the products and services they want, how they want them, and when they want them”, says President Darrell Jones. “Thank you to the entire Save-On-Foods team, and to the thousands of customers we have the pleasure of serving each and every day.”

In addition to being named BC’s Most Loved Brand, Save-On-Foods has also been named #3 Most Influential Brand which, as defined by BC Business Magazine, means that the Save-On-Foods brand had a fundamental impact on consumers’ lives. Consumers view Save-On-Foods as trustworthy, leading edge, engaging and that the company is a good corporate citizen.

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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 and sourcing local products wherever possible, the company has been innovating and putting customers first for over 100 years.

For more information, contact:
Media Relations
604 888 2079, extension 2200
mediarelations@owfg.com

RioCan completes 2nd phase of the purchase of Kimco’s interest in collection of 22 Canadian properties

TORONTO, ONTARIO and NEW HYDE PARK, NEW YORK, 2015-12-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust (“RioCan”) (TSX:REI.UN) and Kimco Realty Corp. (“Kimco”) (NYSE:KIM) announce that RioCan has completed the second phase of the previously announced transaction to purchase Kimco’s interest in a collection of 22 Canadian properties selected by RioCan. The remaining three properties were acquired at a purchase price of $238 million, and RioCan assumed Kimco’s share of the existing in place debt of $104 million.

Additionally, in a separate transaction RioCan has acquired Kimco’s 50% interest in Tillicum Centre, a 468,533 square foot shopping centre inVictoria, BC at a net purchase price of $58.9 million (at a 50% interest) along with possible future consideration to Kimco based on additional potential residential density. In connection with the purchase, RioCan assumed Kimco’s interest in the in place mortgage financing of $32.5 million(at a 50% interest) that carries an interest rate of 2.9% and matures in May 2018. RioCan estimates that the acquisition is expected to generate incremental NOI of approximately $3.6 million on an annualized basis.

Tillicum Centre is anchored by Save-On-Foods, Cineplex, London Drugs, and Winners. Lowe’s has assumed 120,000 square feet that was previously leased by Target Canada. Other national tenants at the centre include Old Navy, Dollar Tree, and Ardene. In addition, Tillicum Centre has municipal approval for the potential development of a multi-storey residential development/intensification at the site.

The partners continue to market for sale a second group of eight retail assets, which are in various stages of marketing. There remains a third group of three transitional properties that were previously occupied by Target, which will be dealt with at a future date.

About RioCan
RioCan is Canada’s largest real estate investment trust with a total enterprise value of approximately $15.1 billion as at September 30, 2015. It owns and manages Canada’s largest portfolio of shopping centres with ownership interests in a portfolio of 354 retail properties containing approximately 78 million square feet, including 49 retail properties containing 13 million square feet in the United States as at September 30, 2015. RioCan’s portfolio also includes 16 properties under development in Canada. For further information, please refer to RioCan’s website at www.riocan.com.

About Kimco
Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE:KIM) is a real estate investment trust (REIT) headquartered in New Hyde Park, N.Y., that is North America’s largest publicly traded owner and operator of open-air shopping centers. As of September 30, 2015, the company owned interests in 710 shopping centers comprising 105 million square feet of leasable space across 39 states, Puerto Rico, and Canada. Publicly traded on the NYSE since 1991, and included in the S&P500 Index, the company has specialized in shopping center acquisitions, development and management for more than 50 years. For further information, please visit www.kimcorealty.com, the company’s blog at blog.kimcorealty.com, or follow Kimco on Twitter at www.twitter.com/kimcorealty.

Contact Information:
RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust
Cynthia Devine
Executive Vice President,
Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary
(647) 253-4973

Kimco Realty Corp.
David F. Bujnicki
Vice President, Investor Relations and
Corporate Communications
1-866-831-4297
dbujnicki@kimcorealty.com

SOURCE: RioCan

Canada: Downtown Langley B.C. Save-On-Foods opens local wine section

The downtown Langley location is the fourth Save-On-Foods to carry a selection of B.C. VQA wines

Langley, B.C., 2015-11-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Save-On-Foods location in downtown Langley opened its B.C. VQA wine selection today.

The store is the Langley-based chain’s fourth location to carry wine-in-aisles since the province amended its liquor laws in early 2014, allowing grocery stores to apply for a licence to carry wine that’s made in B.C.

The store carries more than 900 varieties of wine that is 100 per cent British Columbian from more than 150 wineries in the province.

A certified sommelier will work in-store as the wine expert, helping customers decide which made-in-B.C. product is right for them.

“We’re so excited to offer our customers the convenience of picking up a bottle of high-quality wine made right here in our province to pair with the dinner they’ll make using fresh ingredients from our store,” said Save-On-Foods president Darrell Jones. “Talk about one-stop shopping!”

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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 and sourcing local products wherever possible, the company has been innovating and putting customers first for over 100 years.

For more information, contact: Media Relations
604-888-2079, extension 2200
mediarelations@owfg.com

SUORCE: Save-On-Foods