New store means 100 new full and part-time jobs
KIRKLAND, QC, Aug. 21, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - (TSX: L) - Today the flagship
Provigo Le Marché store opened in Kirkland. The opening ceremony took place
in a festive atmosphere, in the presence of elected officials, local growers
and business partners, as well as many enthusiastic customers and members of
Provigo's management. In addition to the Provigo Le Marche location recently
opened in Sherbrooke, five new stores under this banner will open in Magog,
Saint-Bruno, Saint-Sauveur, Vaudreuil and Charlesbourg by the end of the year.
"With our second Provigo Le Marché store now open, we're continuing to focus
our mission of helping Québecers live life well by nourishing their joie de
vivre", said Pierre Dandoy, Senior Vice President, Operations, Provigo(®),
Provigo Le Marché(TM) and Loblaws(®) Québec. "The store offers an expanded
range of fresh products and gives centre stage to a vast selection of local
products, once again demonstrating the company's support of Québec and local
growers and food processors."
The store is located at 16900Trans-Canada Highway, near Saint-Charles
Blvd. The opening of this store has created approximately 100new full and
part-time jobs, bringing the total number of colleagues dedicated to providing
outstanding customer service at this location to 300. This 7,670 m(2 )fresh
take on a supermarket design has a sleek, yet warm atmosphere that offers
customers the convenience of a full-service grocery store, with a distinctive
food market style layout and a team that promises to offer its customers an
exceptional shopping experience.
-- The Provigo Le Marché store offers a wide selection of fresh
items and products from Québec growers and food processors.
-- Consumers will discover more than 120 varieties of organic
fruits and vegetables, a salad bar as well as a juice bar with
freshly squeezed juice.
-- Fresh seafood is delivered daily, including a wide selection of
sustainable seafood and an oyster bar.
-- In-store butchers are happy to share their expertise with
customers to help them discover the beef aged in store, several
varieties of sausages made on site as well as local products
such as the Québec pork, milk-fed veal and lamb.
-- The store also offers an incredible variety of ready-to-eat
meals, including smoked meat, a sushi bar, several varieties of
pizzas from the popular Pizzédélic brand and meals prepared by
our chefs and ready to heat.
-- A wide variety of cupcakes and macaroons as well as the smell
of bagels baked in store.
-- An incredible wall of cheese, over 3.3 metres high and with an
assortment of 400 cheeses, including 300 from Québec, is
located next to the deli counter, alongside an impressive
selection of imported prosciutto and local pâtés and terrines.
The Kirkland Provigo Le Marché store also includes a team that's dedicated to
wellness and ready to answer any questions consumers may have about health and
nutrition. Alessandra Barba, in-store dietitian, will be happy to help
customers read and understand the information on food labels, to plan tasty,
healthier meals and to discover the Guiding Stars(®) program, an impartial
rating system that uses stars to identify nutritious food choices at a glance.
In addition, two owner-pharmacists affiliated with the CENTRESanté banner,
Ms.Florence Melas and Mr. André Desjardins, offer customers a wide range of
services such as measuring blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol
levels as well as free delivery and renewal by phone of prescription
medications. Finally the Énergie Cardio pour Elle fitness studio, located on
the second floor of the store, offers many different dynamic group exercise
classes, such as BODYSTEP, Zumba and Pilates.
"My team and I are very excited to operate under the new Provigo Le Marché
banner. My 300 colleagues join me in inviting all West Island residents, as
well as the many visitors travelling through the Trans-Canada Highway, to come
visit us. Our store will amaze you with its impeccable customer service and
its wide range of fresh local products and new services", said Store Manager
Mr. Danny Leblanc and his team will continue to support their community and
took the opportunity to donate $ 2 500 to the West Island Mission whose
mission and purpose is to seek out and make a difference in the lives of
people who struggle with poverty in the West Island of Montreal by providing
food assistance and other related aid. The representative of West Island
Mission, Mrs. Wendy Gariepy, thanked Provigo and stressed that it was the
beginning of a wonderful collaboration between their organization and Provigo
About Provigo, a member of the Loblaw group
Provigo is a member of the Loblaw group, one of the largest private sector
employers in Québec and Canada's largest food retailer. The Loblaw group
employs nearly 30,000 people in the province of Québec through its
400corporate, franchised and affiliated stores operated mainly under the
Provigo(®), Provigo Le Marché(TM), Maxi(®), Maxi & Cie(®), Loblaws(®),
Club Entrepôt Provigo(®) and Les Entrepôts Presto(®) banners. TheLoblaw
group also offers Canada's strongest control (private) label program,
including the President's Choice(®), no name(®) and Joe Fresh(®) brands. In
addition, it makes available to consumers President's Choice Financial(®)
services and offers the PC(® )points loyalty program.
SOURCE Loblaw Companies Limited
For more information or to schedule an interview
The media are invited to contact:
Geneviève Poirier Specialist, Corporate Affairs and Communications Provigo, a
member of the Loblaw group email@example.com or 1 800-361-1168
Jade Lavallée-Labossière Hill+Knowlton Stratégies
firstname.lastname@example.org 514 349-9090
Image with caption: "Baguette cutting at the official inauguration of the
flagship Provigo Le Marché banner store in Kirkland. On the picture: Danny
Leblanc, Provigo Le Marché Kirkland Store Manager, accompanied by Provigo,
member of the Loblaw group management and Kirkland Mayor John W. Meaney. (CNW
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