The centrepiece of a relocated food store in northwest Edmonton is a commercial kitchen dedicated to improving business for local foodservice customers while also providing educational opportunities for community groups.
The new Culinary Centre at TGP Wholesale Market will provide culinary expertise and business reviews for restaurants, cafeterias and caterers. TGP also is a long-term supporter of the WeCan Food Basket Society and envision making the kitchen available to community groups in the future.
“We’ve worked to ensure we’re delivering everyday low prices to our Wholesale Market customers,” said Ron Welke, Associate Vice-President of Food at Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL). “The new location emphasizes our commitment to being business partners with food operators in the Edmonton area, offering them product delivery, custom meat cutting in-store and new features like our Culinary Centre.”
The new 56,000 square-foot store delivers wholesale prices with retail service. The Wholesale Market opened on October 14 and a grand opening will be planned in 2022.
The facility offers the following new features:
- Culinary Centre
- Expanded world food offering
- Click and Collect
- Shop and Earn
The Grocery People (TGP) is a division of FCL operating five Alberta food stores and wholesale centres (Edmonton, High Level, High Prairie, Jasper, Lloydminster) and one in Kamloops, B.C. TGP is the wholesale partner to about 100 independent grocery stores across Western Canada and numerous foodservice operators in Alberta.