Georgia Main Food Group plans to open its first Asian grocery store early in 2024.
“Meiga,” which means beautiful family in Chinese, will open its first store in 2024 with plans to expand over the next three to five years.
“With deep, local, and trusted roots going back 120 years, we are set to redefine the Asian grocery store experience with Meiga Supermarket,” said Gary Sorenson, COO, Georgia Main Food Group. “Meiga will offer quality Asian products in an atmosphere of discovery where new, authentic, and exclusively sourced products are part of our customers’ everyday shopping. Meiga’s commitment to freshness will be found in our products and it’s also embedded in our attitude, with a fresh view on what the Asian supermarket experience will be like.”
Products found inside the supermarket will include fresh produce and meats, an open kitchen with ready-to-serve hot foods including traditional Chinese take-away specialties, Cantonese BBQ, RWA beef and pork, hot pot, sushi, fresh bakery and a juice bar.
“We will constantly be on discovery for new items found through travel and food exploration throughout North America and Asia,” adds Sorenson. “We will find new food trends elsewhere to get in front of what is currently offered locally. The Louie family and our GMFG management team are thrilled to be bringing our immense grocery and retail infrastructure and experience to launching a new Asian banner in Meiga.”
Georgia Main operates seven Fresh St. Market stores and 22 IGA stores in B.C.