Farm Boy Fresh Market is headed to Hamilton, Ont.’s west mountain district.
The 22,500 sq. ft. location will employ 150 (a job fair is scheduled for Jan. 19 and 20.) and will offer a wide variety of farm fresh produce, butcher-quality meats, artisan cheese, fresh dairy and chef-inspired meals when it opens this spring.
“We are excited to be opening our newest Farm Boy in Hamilton,” said Jeff York, Farm Boy co-CEO, in a media release announcing the new location. “We have developed a store we think Hamilton shoppers will enjoy featuring the best Farm Boy wholesome fresh options in a convenient, easy-to-shop, welcoming location.”
This will be the first Farm Boy location in Hamilton and the grocer’s 26th in Ontario. It also has locations in Kingston, London, Brantford and Kitchener. Farm Boy’s first Toronto location is still under construction but “coming soon,” according to its website.
In November 2012, U.S. firm Berkshire Partners made an investment in the privately held company, which gave it access to cash and expertise to fuel its expansion.
When Berkshire made its investment, Farm Boy had 13 stores in Ottawa, Cornwall and Kingston. Today it has stores in London, Kitchener, Brantford, Whitby and Pickering.