Eastern Ontario-based Farm Boy Inc. (Farm Boy) has recently 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 business model that has 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.
“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.”
John-Paul Shearer, Director of Business Development with the Kingston Economic Development Corporation (KEDCO) stated “we are delighted to have worked with the clients during this development and excited to see the store utilize and expand an existing building. The jobs and investment created through the addition of another grocery store to serve our growing population is excellent. We look forward to continuing to support Farm Boy through our labour market initiatives during the hiring of their employees.”
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.
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.