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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: (From left to right) Scott & George Gilvesy along with their mom; Delany Leitch, executive assistant to MPP Jeff Yurek; Paul Bravi, senior vice president, Food Basics; John Manax, vice president operations, Food Basics; Jordan Manax, store manager; Mayor Joe Preston.

Food Basics is in expansion mode and recently opened a new store in St. Thomas, Ont. near London, Ont. In the summer, another store will open near Windsor, ON, in Tecumseh. In February, the company opened a new store in Pickering, Ont.

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John Manax, vice president operations, Food Basics presents a cheque for $1,000 to Karen McDade from the St. Thomas Elgin Food Bank

The new 22,000 sq ft store in St. Thomas features organic produce, BBQ and local produce. John Manax, vice president of operations for Food Basics says community involvement is important and that’s why the new store carries several local items. As part of its commitment to the community, Food Basics presented a cheque to the St. Thomas Elgin Food Bank.

Food Basics operates 132 stores across Ontario. The Tecumseh store will mark the discount grocer’s 133rd store.

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