A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life

If you’ve seen us in action, you’ll know that our little grocery store can be a hive of activity.  We’re all bustling away working on our various tasks and projects all in an effort to make our customers shopping experience the best! So what does a...
We’ve Been in the News

We’ve Been in the News

You may have noticed that we (The Bownesian) have been in the news lately. It’s been a bit overwhelming (in a good way!), and we thought we’d like to share with you how this happened, our perspective on what’s going on with us as a store, and so far,...
Singing the Praises of Pepperplate.com

Singing the Praises of Pepperplate.com

Craig and I were at a Food Trade Show last week. It was hosted by the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers and was held in Toronto. We try to go every fall because we bring back such great ideas. One of the seminars that I attended at the most recent show was...
What’s the Deal with Locally Roasted Coffee?

What’s the Deal with Locally Roasted Coffee?

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there seems to be a move afoot to roast coffee locally. This coffee is sometimes marketed as “local”, and of course, no one is trying to fool you into thinking that the beans were grown here; we just...