Yellowknife residents will have one more place to shop for groceries starting Saturday.
Northern Foodservices will celebrate its grand opening at 353 Old Airport Road – across the street from Gas Town and SSI Micro – starting at 10am.
Operations manager Pietro Bertolini is with the food service company. He told Moose FM customers can expect to find competitive prices when they shop in bulk especially.
“I think we’re all aware that the price of food in general is always increasing and I don’t really see it decreasing.
“We want to provide local consumers with some savings with bigger packaging, multi-packs and bulk purchases.”
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Northern Foodservices currently distributes produce, dairy, meat and other goods to restaurants, correctional centres, diamond mines and other businesses in the territory.
Bertolini says its time for the company to open its doors to Yellowknife as a whole.
“No one else does this in Yellowknife. In the past I believe the Co-op did a weekend case lot truckload sale but nothing on a continuous basis.
“With the price of groceries and especially meats like poultry and pork going up by even 20% in the last six months, we decided we wanted to educate the consumer on how to properly buy products in bulk.”
Once operational, Northern Foodservices will be open on Saturdays only from 10am until 5pm.