Food Basics - stores and opening hours, flyers

Food Basics 

Food Basics is a Canadian supermarket chain owned by Metro Inc., founded in 1995 with over 130 stores throughout the province of Ontario. The discount grocery store was created by A&P Canada, before being sold to Metro Inc. in 2005, as a competitor to the successful warehouse-style supermarket No Frills, another chain operated by Loblaws Companies.

Food Basics cuts down costs to offer the lowest prices by employing fewer staff members that work mostly part-time and by keeping the store’s decoration to a minimum. In addition, they give free cardboard boxes to customers instead of plastic bags, therefore reducing single-use plastic waste.

Like many grocery stores, the company sells anything that is on your grocery list, basic foods, fresh fruits and veggies, a wide selection of meat cuts and fish as well as non-food general merchandise. Visit www.foodbasics.ca to shop by product and brand.      

More about Food Basics 

  • They sought out to bring customers locally sourced produce and made it their corporate responsibility to bring regional products like Ontario products and is a partner of Foodland Ontario, a consumer program promoting the province’s agricultural products. 
  • Some stores have a pharmacy called Drug Basics with assisting pharmacists to provide medical expertise and to answer customers’ health concerns. 
  • Their promise is to give you more for less: making you save on everyday essential items, to offer guaranteed fresh products (or your money back), and to ensure that the items advertised in their flyer are always available. In the case that one of them is not in stock, they give you a rain check and 10% off the advertised price for your next visit.
  • They offer you two more ways to save money: by downloading the app, you can find flyers and coupons, and stay up to date on flyer deals and exclusive promotions on their Facebook page. See here for their weekly flyer.
     

Trading hours and locations

To better serve you, they have 8 locations in Ottawa, 14 stores in Toronto, 6 in Hamilton and Mississauga, 5 in London and 4 in Kingston. Visit their website to find a store near you. Subscribe to their e-flyer online and save money, and sign up to their newsletter which includes special offers and promotions, nutritional information and recipe ideas at http://www.foodbasics.com.