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Originally founded in 1955, this family run, Alberta based business- started as a butcher shop in Hinton, Alberta. Freson Bros. opened in Stony Plain in 2013 and is not your typical grocery store; they view everything in store from produce to meat as a food experience- focussing on quality, value, and customer service. Freson Bros. prides themselves on serving great tasting food from local Alberta farms. Currently, they are located within 13 communities throughout Alberta, and are in the process of building a new store location!
Freson Bros. believes in focussing on great food, family, and investing in the communities that they operate within. Offering great service and exciting or unique products are top priority for this grocery store. Being an Alberta based business, the store believes in only selling fresh Alberta beef, pork, and chicken in their butcher shop- which is prepared and cut in-store by the skilled butchers! Freson Bros is most proud of fact that they provide jobs for over 1000 individuals ranging from teenagers to seniors and they strongly believe in creating growth opportunities for people within their team.
Founder, Frank Lovsin’s son, Mike Lovsin was the one who picked Stony Plain as a place to open a business, the small town feel was welcoming and he felt the community was the right fit. Frank believes the small town feel with city access and amenities is a key strength to the Town of Stony Plain. The community has a very large draw area, and is a growing, young community. Migration in the Town favours local business which is why the decision was made to move Freson Bros. head office location to Stony Plain in 2008.
Some advice given from Kerry Waldo, Manager of Freson Bros to someone looking to open a business within Stony Plain is “you have to have a slightly different perspective and mentality – you have to have guts to move forward and take risks! Always focus on people, customers, and team members. Stony Plain is a pleasant, friendly, safe community, and a great place to run a business!”
Manager, Kerry Waldo