MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — In preparation for its 40th anniversary, Cousins Market in Mississauga, Ont. has unveiled a major renovation and expansion project. The family-owned and operated market’s $3 million makeover is the largest renovation project since the store was opened in 1978.
“Our customers have been coming to this store for generations because they want fresh, local ingredients, premium brands and delicious prepared meals that they can’t get at any of the big chain stores,” says Gus Battaglia, who owns and operates the store with brothers Mark and Anthony. “We still hold to a long-time tradition of sourcing the best local fruits, vegetables, meats and cheeses every day.”
As part of the expansion, Cousins invested in hiring more than 20 additional specialized staff to manage the store’s expanded offerings, including 30-year foodservice veteran Anthony Caruso, who serves as Director of Food Operations.
The renovation project also included the creation of a state-of-the-art commercial chef’s kitchen for preparing fresh meals, as well as fruits, vegetables and Cousins-branded sauces, oils, dressings and juices; a new salad bar and an eat-in dining area; new bulk-foods and deli-and-cheese departments; and expanded catering and deli departments.