The first Extra Foods store was completed in 1982. The location was in Haney, British Columbia. Over the years, the store underwent several renovations, relocations and expansions.
From smaller and more conventional grocery stores, Extra Foods stores became bigger, with an area of about 60,000 sq. ft. These bigger stores also offered more of what customers wanted, all under one roof. The stores’ high quality products, great selection and excellent customer service continued to attract shoppers. Soon, the stores also started offering promotions through discounted prices on specified products.
In February of 2005, Extra Foods opened its 100th store in the area of Saskatoon. Currently, there are 106 stores in the area of Western Canada, and even with this number, there are still plans to open more Extra Foods stores in the coming years.
In almost all of its stores, Extra Foods offers several services such as film processing and a pharmacy. Its film processing offers only the latest in digital technology and its pharmacies offer a wide range of medicines, both over-the-counter and prescription drugs. Extra Foods also offers non-food products like toys, electronic gadgets and appliances. As for the stores’ food products, customers can choose from a wide variety of private label and national brands. The stores also offer a wide variety of organic products, produce that are at their freshest, and products under the President’s Choice brand.
Even after many years have passed, the people behind Extra Foods continue to work to improve the stores’ service and product selections. There are Extra Foods stores that offer deli counters and in-store bakeries. The people at Extra Foods continue to value and appreciate their customers’ loyalty. The company also places importance on its relationships with its employees. Extra Foods recognizes that it has reached every one of its achievements because of its loyal customers and employees. The company is proud to say that after 24 years, it still continues to grow and expand in order to meet its customers’ needs.
Ownership Type: A subsidiary of Loblaw Companies Limited
Employees: Information not available
Geography: Canada (Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Yukon Territory, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan)
Demography: Retail products consumers