To our valued customers,

The Grocery People (TGP) announces the closure of its Gold Bar and Ottewell retail stores.

An increasingly competitive grocery retail landscape has led to the decision to close two retail food stores in Edmonton.

Today, The Grocery People (TGP), announced that its Gold Bar and Ottewell retail stores in Edmonton will be closing. Both locations are nearing the end of their lease terms and have chosen not to renew. Gold Bar will be closing effective November 19th 2018, while Ottewell will continue to operate until May, 2019.

“The decision to close the Gold Bar and Ottewell stores was difficult,” said Jim Bailey, President, TGP. “There were many considerations, but when faced with declining store sales and increased competitive market pressures, along with high overheads in an urban market, the decision was a necessary one.”

“We understand and appreciate the personal impact that these store closures will have on our employees, their families and the local neighbourhoods,” said Bailey. “We want to thank our Gold Bar and Ottewell employees who have worked hard over the years to serve our customers. Our immediate focus will be on providing support to those impacted by this news.”

TGP remains committed to its primary business of providing service and delivering fresh groceries to a network independent and corporate retail stores across Western Canada.

Thank you to the community for your support over the past 4 years.

For more information, contact:

Michael Hunsche
Corporate Operations Manager
TGP Independent Business
Federated Co-operatives Limited

P: 780-964-6826 |  F: 780-452-7759
14505 Yellowhead Trail, Edmonton, AB T5L 3C4,  Canada