The staff at Village Food Markets gathered to show off their win of a national award for Grocer of the Year for 2014.

Local business wins prestigious award

Village Food Markets is recognized by Canadian Independent Grocers

Village Food Markets has won the Bronze Canadian Independent Grocer of the Year Award for 2014. Each year independent grocery stores coast to coast in Canada compete for this award. Each store is personally visited, judged and evaluated based on categories such as customer service, cleanliness, freshness, team performance and retailing excellence, to name a few.

“It is a great honour to be recognized for all the hard work that the staff put into making the store as successful as it is.” Manager Scott Logan was quoted as saying.

“We appreciate what receiving this award means to our staff. That we have beaten out so many other great stores across Canada. It really shows that after being in business in Sooke for 35 years, Village Food Markets still can compete on a national level with other successful grocery stores.” Store Manager Wayne Kneeshaw said. “ It’s quite an achievement!”

Village Food Markets was the only grocery store from B.C. to receive a national award for the medium store size. Established in Sooke back in 1979, the store in one of Sooke’s largest employers with a staff close to 100.

The store is a large supporter of local donations. Back in 2010 when they switched their dairy over to Dairyland, they started a one of kind program to get money back to the local Sooke schools. This unique Milk Money program has contributed over $28,000 directly back to the schools in the last fiveyears alone.

Mr. Logan said,” Such a large part of our success is how hard our  staff work at being the best. We wouldn’t be where we are today without them.”

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