Seafood City, a San Diego-based Filipino supermarket has announced they will be opening in Mississauga this year. It will be their first location in Canada.
The 1989 established company has 23 location presently with 20 in California thus far and feature seafood, meat and specialty goods aimed at the Filipino market. The locations often have travel and immigration services inside as well.
Winnipeg ranks as the third largest Filipino community in Canada and analysts indicated that Seafood City is very likely to announce expansion in the west soon. Vancouver and Winnipeg were top of the lists.
In many Seafood City’s are Jollibee restaurants. Jollibee has already indicated a desire to come to Winnipeg but have had difficulty finding ideal locations. It is very likely in the food store comes, the restaurant chain comes as well. Jollibee is more popular than McDonald’s back in Asia. There is also a possibility that Seafood City will feature a Red Ribbon Bakery and a Max’s Chicken Restaurant.
Stay tuned for more of this.
This has been a guest editorial by John Dobbin.
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