Allan's Independent Grocer Celebrates 10 years with a Complimentary Community BBQ
August 9, 2015 – On a warm, sunny and beautiful Sunday, Tyler and Karrie Allan of Allan’s Your Independent Grocer, 1900 Dixie Rd, Pickering, celebrated their 10th business anniversary with a free community BBQ. “We’ve received great support from the community over the years and are giving just a little something back and saying thank you to the customers,” explains Tyler Allan. Patrons enjoyed lunching on hamburgers, hotdogs, Kawartha Dairy ice cream and other sweet treats as they took advantage of fantastic anniversary specials on the local produce which Allan’s is known for. The Dixie Road store was recently awarded Gold by the Foodland Ontario Retailer Awards for the promotion of local produce.
This is not the first time that Allan’s Your Independent Grocer has given back to the community. This store has a proud history of great corporate citizenship. Over the years the Allans have supported many local charities, charity drives, bowl-a-thons and golf tournaments. They regularly support the St. Paul’s-on-the-Hill Food Bank in their endeavours by promoting food drives, donating food, raising money and helping to get the donations to the Food Bank. “We regularly get requests from the community and we do our best to help fulfill, in some way, just about anyone that asks us because we know that there is a great need. We do our best to try to support everyone,” says Allan. In 2010, Allan’s Your Independent Grocer was awarded the Civic Award for Local Business by the City of Pickering for their continuing commitment to the local community.
Ten years ago, the Allan’s chose to move their four young boys to Pickering from Brockville and open the very popular Dixie Road store under the Loblaws franchise. “We haven’t looked back since. It’s been a great move. The community welcomed us and supported us for each of those ten years and we hope to be here well into the foreseeable future,” states Allan. With in-store conveniences like a hot and cold deli counter, bakery, fresh local and imported produce and the opening of The Wine Shop by Peller Estates, the Allan’s Your Independent Grocer will be serving the community for a long time to come.