Located in beautiful BC, we are focused on food, driven by our fresh expertise and supported by superior customer service. We proudly contribute to the communities in which we work and live through sponsorships, donations big and small, and our Smile Card Fundraising Program. At Thrifty Foods, we strive to create an engaging work environment with great benefits, career development and growth opportunities.
Thrifty Foods was founded by Alex Campbell and Ernie Skinner in 1977 when the first store was opened in Victoria's Fairfield neighbourhood. As of June 2018, the chain operates 25 stores, with 2 more under construction on Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland. It is the largest supermarket chain on Vancouver Island. In 2007 it became a division of Sobeys which operated independently of the larger company initially, before being fully integrated. Since 2004, it has operated an on-line grocery service on Vancouver Island. The online ordering system extends into the Metro Vancouver area.
Thrifty Foods is the largest private employer on Vancouver Island. In 1999, Thrifty Foods was voted among the Ten Best Companies to Work For in British Columbia. In 2007, Thrifty Foods was recognized as one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies.
On April 14, 2014, Overwaitea Food Group took over three Thrifty Foods locations including Brooks Landing in Nanaimo, Abbotsford, and Sapperton at New Westminster via an acquisition to ensure that Sobeys does not become a monopoly in the region.
What you will love about working at Thrifty Foods: 1. Our reputation for customer service excellence 2. Ongoing career development opportunities and scholarships 3. Flexibility in scheduling 4.Fast-paced environment 5. Competitive wages 6.Competitive benefits