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Blackville's Main Street ValuFoods Becoming Foodland

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Exciting changes are in store for a local Blackville business!  In an open letter, Main Street ValuFood’s owner Jerry Stafford has announced that his store has entered into a ten year deal with Foodland. Foodland is a Canadian chain of grocery stores founded in 1985. Its stores are located mostly in rural areas of the provinces of New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Ontario. Stafford will remain store owner.

A letter from Jerry Stafford:

Yes, Foodland is coming to Blackville. With the loss of Coop Atlantic in May of 2015, we have been struggling to have products and programs available to our customers.  We are entering a 10 year deal with Foodland that will bring:

  • a weekly flyer with great prices
  • a large assortment of fresh and frozen items
  • a complete new produce line up
  • Air Miles rewards program
  • a complete new concept of our deli with new fresh ideas

And, yes, our 50/50 lotto will be staying.

Within the next 6-8 weeks, the store will be undergoing $500,000 in renovations, including new cases in produce, more freezer doors, computer system, signage and all new colours.

This last year has been difficult to say the least, but a new future is in sight!

Thanks,

Jerry and my great staff.

17 Comments

  1. Lorne Amos Sr. on February 27, 2016 at 9:53 am

    Good news ! Maybe use some of the $500,000 to install auto doors to make it easier for seniors to enter and exit (Also saves broken glass from shopping carts running into it)

    • Marilynn Gillespie on February 27, 2016 at 1:27 pm

      Great idea, Lorne. Jerry, so happy that you are sticking with us Blackvillers. We appreciate so much having a great grocery store in our area, with competitive prices and good produce. Also, very happy to have our flyers back! Thank you, Jerry!

      • martin arbeau on March 1, 2016 at 2:27 pm

        That is good news we need the grocery store you have a great staff and it much appreciated tks

  2. Cecilia Brophy on February 28, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    That is so great… Congrats

  3. Anthony William Jeremiah McLean on February 29, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    Exciting News – Can’t Wait To Check It Out !!

  4. Marlene Underhill on February 29, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    Congrats glad to hear!!!

  5. Germaine Marie Whelan Drisdelle on February 29, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    Congratulations !!!!

  6. Sandra Donovan on February 29, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    Great to hear

  7. Sally Underhill on February 29, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    Great news.

  8. Jane Coughlan on February 29, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    Great news. Glad the store is staying.

  9. Sylvia Burns on February 29, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    Great news

  10. Wade Hallihan on February 29, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    Great news and Airmiles to boot!!! A HUGE asset to the Village and the hub of activity for the community. Congrats Jerry and staff… and thank you for your continued commitment and investment in Blackville…

  11. Susan Sherrard on February 29, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    The store is such a great asset for the village, especially for the senior population.

  12. Sally Underhill on February 29, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    It is great for all people in the Blackville and surrounding areas.

  13. Ted McEvoy on March 1, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    Looking forward to shopping there again, sounds promising
    The village needs this store

  14. Ted McEvoy on March 1, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    Looking forward to shopping again this year.
    The village needs this store

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