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REPORTING · 8th December 2015
Walter McFarlane
No Frills opened its doors on Friday, December 4th at 8:45 Am. A large amount of shoppers and staff were on hand for a ribbon cutting and cheque donation to the Kitimat Food Bank. Up from Ontario was the Vice President of Loblaws Labour Relations, John Pierce.

“I believe that those of you who have seen the store can’t believe the transformation and how great it looks,” said Marlin Krieger, Group Director.

He added there were no specials for opening the store, commenting the prices were always this low.

“There is a fantastic team behind us that makes sure everything gets done,” said Ajay Abram, District Manager for the British Columbian No Frill Stores. He thanked the people who helped get everything ready for the big day as well as the community of Kitimat for welcoming them into the community.

Abram introduced the Owner/Operator, Kyle MacGillivray and his wife, Vanessa who moved from Atlantic Canada. In addition, MacGillivray’s parents were introduced, who are also owners of a No Frills in the East. MacGillivray thanked Krieger and Abram.

“I’d also like to thank my staff that have worked tirelessly getting the store ready as well as the store development who put in a lot of hard hours. It’s coming together,” said MacGillivray.

“You were missed, welcome back,” said Chief Ellis Ross who was present to help cut the ribbon.

“The site has been the location of a grocery store since 1969,” said Mayor Phil Germuth. “Kyle’s No Frill Grocery Store has been highly anticipated and is much needed in the community. We appreciate the hard work it has taken to get the store to this beautifully renovated state and everyone who has been involved in this to its successful completion.”

The ribbon was cut, the store opened and the Kitimat Food Bank was presented with a cheque for $1,000.