Thursday Jun 01, 2023

Stackt Market Toronto Asian snacks store Auntie’s Supply leaving

Nearly two years after it first opened its doors at Stackt Market, Auntie’s Supply will be taking its goods to a new location this spring.

The Asian-owned snack and grocery store will have its last day in the shipping container market in the Fort York neighbourhood on March 26, it announced on social media this month.

“When I opened my location at @stacktmarket in June 2021, I thought I was launching a six-month pop-up to test an idea,” the Instagram post reads. “In less than a year, we opened a second location and hired three people, and the rest was

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From stovetop to store shelves: How this Leduc facility helped a salsa get to market

Mary Burch beams with pride while watching a batch of her Red House Salsa roll off the assembly line at the Food Processing Development Centre and business incubator in Leduc, Alta.

“It’s a labour of love, really,” says the 43-year-old founder of the business that got its start in a St. Albert kitchen in 2016. 

“My family was going through a bit of a transition,” Burch says.

At the time her husband, Wray, was a contractor in the oil field. Work had slowed down and his wages were cut in half.

The mother of four thought about an old family

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Shoppers share excitement for Lunar New Year celebrations as they stock up at Waterloo, Ont., store

T&T Supermarket in Waterloo, Ont., is bustling with shoppers picking up items under brightly coloured Lunar New Year decorations.

Red lanterns, lucky bamboo and lots of candy are just some of the festive items you might find at the store, which specializes in selling East Asian food.

Sunday will be the last day of the Year of the Tiger and the first day of the Year of the Rabbit.

Charles Zhang, the store manager, said sales are always up leading to the Lunar New Year, with roughly 2,000 to 3,000 shoppers visiting every day.

“Chinese New Year is our No.

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Want to save money at the grocery store? Shop your freezer and pantry first

Amanda Drescher knows what it’s like to have to stretch her food budget.

The Clearwater, B.C., woman first started to figure out techniques to save money when her husband was laid off, and she had just started her maternity leave.

“All we had was my EI, which worked out to be $14 above the mortgage every two weeks, so we went through our savings real quick.”

She went online to find out ways to save money but couldn’t find the types of practical tips she was looking for. That led her to compile her own list of resources.

Now she

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Ukrainian shop owner changes store name during Russian invasion

Blue and yellow flowers match the Ukrainian flag that hangs from the window at European Food & Gifts in Shorewood. To the left of the door handle, a blue and yellow sign reads “Ukraine needs your support.”

People familiar with Russian Food & Gifts — a specialty grocery store in Shorewood that opened 15 years ago — have noticed some additions to the store’s exterior.

The shop’s most obvious change is in its name, which now reads European Food & Gifts on a sign above the front door and a Ukrainian flag.

Owner Nikolay Rogovskiy announced the name change March 4 in a Facebook post.

“I wanted to make all my customers happy because we’re all from Europe,” he said. “I wanted them to be comfortable in my shop.”

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Asian Foods Market: When is the store opening?

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — To Kimmy and Jacquie and the dozens of other readers who continue to reach out to the Advance to ask, “Are there any updates on Asian Foods Market opening on Staten Island?” The answer is October, predicts Stuart Waldman, the grocer’s landlord who is developing the Roman Blum shopping center for the store’s new home.

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Refrigeration and shelving is installed at the soon-coming Asian Foods (Staten Island Advance/Pamela Silvestri)

Asian Foods is formerly of Travis. It closed in December 2018 and management simultaneously announced its move to Mariners Harbor in this new complex underway at Forest

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