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Thrifty Foods Morgan Crossing Opens in South Surrey

February 3, 2010

Thrifty Foods Morgan Crossing Opens in South Surrey


South Surrey, BC, February 3, 2010
- Thrifty Foods today celebrates the grand opening of its newest grocery store, located in Morgan Crossing in South Surrey, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Thrifty Foods executives, civic dignitaries and members of the community.

Grand opening festivities commence at 9:30 a.m., with the store officially opening and welcoming its first customers at 10:00 a.m. The first 1000 customers receive a carnation in honour of the opening and customers at the checkouts receive two reusable shopping bags with their grocery order. As a company that is well-known for always giving back to the community in which it does business, Thrifty Foods will present a significant donation to the Peace Arch Hospital as part of the Grand Opening celebration.

"We're delighted to be a part of the South Surrey community," says Milford Sorensen, President & CEO, Thrifty Foods. "Our Morgan Crossing store joins its sister stores in Coquitlam, Tsawwassen and Port Moody, as one of four stores now serving the Lower Mainland."

The full-service store is the company's 23rd retail grocery location and features a Wood Stone Pizza Oven and self-serve salad bar in the deli, a walk-in cooler in the floral department, and an in-store Cooking and Lifestyle Centre with a state-of-the-art teaching kitchen where acclaimed chefs will offer classes.

About Thrifty Foods

From a single store opening in Victoria's Fairfield community in 1977, Thrifty Foods has grown, in 2010, to a chain of twenty-three locations throughout Vancouver Island and the BC Lower Mainland. Along the way, it has become Vancouver Island's largest private sector employer, with over 4,000 employees, and one of Canada's most respected grocery companies. In July 2007 Thrifty Foods was sold to Stellarton, Nova Scotia-based Sobeys, who now operate Thrifty Foods as a separate, stand-alone division of that company. More information about Thrifty Foods is available at www.thriftyfoods.com. Information about Sobeys Inc. is available at www.sobeyscorporate.com.

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For further information, please contact:

Charity Hobbs
Communications Coordinator, Thrifty Foods
Tel: (250) 483-1659
Email: chobbs@thriftyfoods.com