Fresh St. Market Grocery Chain Opening 7th Location in BC with Plans for More [Interview]

Fresh St. Marketplace is opening its seventh site with a new retailer in Langley, BC, at the Thunderbird Centre in the Walnut Grove neighbourhood.

And Mark McCurdy, Vice President of Retail Operations and Model Method for the manufacturer, claimed extra spots are to come. 

Mark McCurdy

The manufacturer is operated by the Georgia Primary Meals Team.

“At Clean Current market, with everything from our regional seafood, cheese and curated meats, we are bringing the best of British Columbia and planet discoveries to Walnut Grove,” stated McCurdy, as the industry-principle grocer is established to open on Oct 22.

“This location provides a market place-like experience to those who are living in and about the Fraser Valley who also enjoy supporting community farmers and producers. Langley and neighbouring communities in the Fraser Valley have long been regarded for abundant agricultural make and meals. At Clean St. Market we are very pleased to go on our support of the farmers and corporations functioning in our local community.”

Fresh St. Market place in Langley (Picture: Fresh new St. Market place)

McCurdy said the Ga Primary Meals Team is section of the H.Y. Louie firm, a profitable spouse and children-led business that began in 1903.

“We’ve experienced the IGA franchise in BC due to the fact 1955 and we commenced the Contemporary St. Current market business 10 several years back in early 2013, late 2012,” he claimed. 

Recent areas include things like Marine Push, West Vancouver, two Surrey areas in Fleetwood Village and Panorama Village, Whistler Village North, Vancouver Home at Howe and Pacific and Aberdeen Mall in Kamloops, and now at Walnut Grove Langley. Further Fresh St. Sector retailers are currently being prepared in extra B.C. communities with a lot more bulletins in the around future. 

“We started out this journey with Fresh St. Sector and it was a new strategy for us where we preferred to concentrate a ton of our notice on the fresh group and fairly frequently individuals will say ‘hey what’s for dinner tonight?’ And it all revolves close to centre of the plate. So if you’re likely in ‘hey let’s have a steak tonight, let’s have some barbecue rooster, or let us have some lamb chops’ regardless of what that situation may be. It revolves the entire browsing all-around that,” said McCurdy.

“Generally when it arrives to clean, persons are shopping additional on a regular basis. They are coming in daily or often two or a few periods a week and planning their trips around foods and that will become an thrilling journey for men and women when they’re searching to not only just prepare dinner what they are acquainted with but probably explore some other issues that we present no matter if it’s facet dishes, or regardless of whether it is specified spices, or some other recipe strategies that we present that make a unique meal.”

Fresh new St. Industry in Langley (Picture: Contemporary St. Market)

The most current spot is a former IGA and it will offer you clients a retailer experience encouraged by the government and culinary team’s touring of major general public marketplaces and eateries across North The united states.

Each individual place of Refreshing St. Market is an experience, catapulting the recipe imagination and style buds of cooks and locals alike, added McCurdy.

“(The IGA) was undertaking very properly but we just felt that the subsequent evolution of this place would be a Refreshing St. Industry. The district that it’s located in was at 1 time properly recognized when we opened 15-16 several years in the past. But not too long ago there is been this resurgence of the area and a establish out of substantial proportions in townhomes, apartment complexes, solitary-family properties. It is just exploded in the previous 3 or four a long time,” he said.

New St. Industry in Langley (Impression: Contemporary St. Sector)

“And for the reason that of that, there is been a migration of a whole lot of folks from the town. The Langley site is almost certainly give or consider an hour from the downtown district. So it’s what you would consider a little bit additional very affordable for youthful people, youthful persons setting up out, maybe somebody’s downsizing. You’re getting a lot of migration from the metropolis. It is the Langley region.

“And these people today have shopped at Clean St. Sector prior to in which they have distinctive expectations of what grocery merchants offer you and there was very little else in the space that we imagined could match what we could give them. We felt that this was a excellent option for us to go into the Langley marketplace with our Fresh St. Sector banner and present that distinctive type of what we contact that foodie tradition, design and style of purchasing, suppliers inside a retail store, services counters. Those people form of points that persons are very used to, similar to general public markets.

“We’re wanting at other places just in the BC sector. Among now and 2024-25 we have yet another least of 3 a lot more destinations coming. We’re rather enthusiastic about that.”