Our teams have a unique passion when it comes to
customer service and always try to add that little extra.

I was born and raised in Nanaimo and I know the town, and the people, well. To me, this partnership with the Nanaimo Barbecue Festival is a natural fit for Thrifty Foods. We cannot wait to get out there and cook up those ribs!

- Thrifty Foods Longwood Station Store Manager Dan Zapotichny

I was a meat cutter for twenty-five years, so barbecue is my favourite way to cook.This festival experience is exactly what Nanaimo needs, and I’m excited that the people of this city will have the opportunity to host our talented visitors and to give back to the community through fun events like the rib-eating contest!

- Brooks Landing Store Manager Jerry Jaggers

There’s a lot going on with this festival, and it will be a full weekend, but I’m looking forward to the rib-eating contests and to seeing those charitable funds directed to our local Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation.

- Port Place Store Manager Mikel Knutsson


Thrifty Foods Thrifty Foods (www.thriftyfoods.com) was founded in 1977 in Victoria, BC. Today, Thrifty Foods, a banner of Sobeys Inc., has a total of 27 retail grocery stores across the Lower Mainland and throughout Vancouver Island.

About Sobeys Inc. 

Proudly Canadian, with headquarters in Stellarton, Nova Scotia, Sobeys has been serving the food shopping needs of Canadians for 104 years. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Empire Company Limited (TSX:EMP.A), Sobeys owns or franchises more than 1,300 stores in all 10 provinces under retail banners that include Sobeys, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, and Thrifty Foods, as well as Lawton’s Drug Stores.

Sobeys and its franchise affiliates employ more than 95,000 people. The company’s goal is to be widely recognized as the best food retailer and workplace environment in Canada.

More information on Sobeys Inc. can be found at www.sobeyscorporate.com


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