Cathy Biedinger says she was excited at the prospect of a No Frills grocery store opening in Paris.
“I could hardly wait,” Biedinger said. “I love President’s Choice products.”
Nick’s No Frills grocery store on Dundas Street East opened its doors for the first time on Friday following a grand opening ceremony. About 100 people were waiting to begin shopping when the store opened at 8 a.m.
The new store will employ more than 70 people.
Franchise owner Nick Waschenko said much effort by No Frills head office, private landlords and County of Brant council went into setting up the Paris store.
“Everybody in town seemed extremely excited for us to open,” Waschenko said. “It was a huge amount of work to get set up and help the community.
“A lot of people have been waiting for this for a long time. Our promise is to provide the lowest prices in the industry, to help our customers save money. This is a great opportunity for both my family and the community.”
Waschenko said once construction was complete and shelves and racks were installed, it took about six weeks for the store to open its doors for business.
No Frills vice president Al Tornatore said the company strives to provide customers with value.
“We want to give them a shopping experience that puts more money in their pockets,” Tornatore said. “We know we will save our customers money. It is important to maintain our strategy of keeping prices down because our customers are the most important people to our business.”
The Paris No Frills location is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m., on Saturday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m.