Calgary Co-op is Growing Again

New Strathmore centre to include Co-op food store, Co-op wines, spirits, beer store and a second Co-op gas bar location – all in one convenient location

CALGARY, June 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Calgary Co-operative Association (Co-op) hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate their new Strathmore centre, which will be located at the intersection of the TransCanada Highway and George Freeman Trail. His Worship Michael Ell, Mayor of Strathmore, participated in the groundbreaking event along with representatives from Co-op, the Town of Strathmore and Elan Construction.

"Let's celebrate what's to come for the Strathmore community," said Ken Woo, chief executive officer with Calgary Co-op, "We've simply outgrown our current location and will use this opportunity to develop a convenient shopping destination that includes not only an improved food store, but also a new wine, spirits and beer location and a second gas bar location."

Co-op plans to open the new food store location during the summer of 2015. The new wine, spirits and beer location and the second gas bar location will open thereafter.

"As a town we know that Co-op needs to be able to grow with our community," said His Worship Michael Ell, Mayor of Strathmore, "This new facility will allow them to do so."

Construction of Co-op's 35,000 square foot food store will begin immediately and (when it opens next summer) this location will replace the existing food store on 2nd street. Residents of Strathmore can look forward to a larger store that incorporates Co-op's fresh, new look and feel, more parking and an expanded offering.

Woo continued, "We'll have a new location, but will continue to provide the same great customer service and high-quality products – and, will do so at competitive prices."

About Calgary Co-op

Owned by our members, Calgary Co-op is one of the largest retail co-operatives in North America. With over 440,000 members, 3,500 employees, assets of $485 million and annual sales over $1.1 billion, Calgary Co-op is committed to lead in food; petroleum; home health care; pharmacy; wine, spirits, beer and travel. In 2013, through the Co-op Community Foundation and community initiatives, Calgary Co-op invested over $4.2 million into local youth programs, education, environment, preventative health and poverty relief. For more information please visit

Image with caption: "Calgary Co-op celebrates their new Strathmore location with His Worship Michael Ell (Mayor of Strathmore), Dwight Stanford (Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Strathmore) ‎and the team from Elan Construction. (CNW Group/Calgary Co-Operative Association Limited (Calgary Co-op))". Image available at:

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SOURCE: Calgary Co-Operative Association Limited (Calgary Co-op)

For further information: Media Contact, Tara Kayler, ?Calgary Co-operative Association Limited, 403-219-6025, ext. 6137


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