The Battistelli family and its employees recently celebrated 30 years of serving the local community of Lively in the Greater Sudbury Area in Northern Ontario. Frank Battistelli and son Brent opened a Valumart store in 1989. In 1995, it moved to its current location across the road from the original store and underwent two major renovations in 2003 and in 2013. Eventually the store became a "Your Independent Grocer" location.
Frank retired in 2003 and his son Brent, who runs the store, attributes the store’s success to its active involvement in the community.
“Being active community supporters, coaching minor sports and being involved with local schools, has solidified our store as part of the fabric of the community.”