Fruiticana is one of the largest grocery retailers in Western Canada that provides only the freshest and pure quality products by sourcing the best products locally and from around the world.
Each store offers their customers fresh fruits and vegetables, spices, and a wide variety of authentic regional groceries, at the best prices.
Enjoy high quality, delicious tasting, and healthy ingredients that are packed in environmentally friendly and sustainable packaging.
Fruiticana has become a household name in the South Asian community, where customers have come to expect fresh fruits, vegetables, and spices of the highest quality at the best price. The grocery chain has come a long way since its humble beginnings.
After coming for a family visit from Montreal in 1992, Tony Singh immediately saw an opportunity in the Lower Mainland to serve a growing South Asian Community that was under-served at the time. The large South Asian community was struggling with a limited selection of produce and cultural grocery items. Unique items such as okra, guava and sugar cane were incredibly difficult to find.
In October of 1994, Mr. Singh made the decision to open the first Fruiticana store in Surrey B.C., to fill this void. By combining fresh locally grown fruits and vegetables with unique culturally specific produce and grocery items, a recipe for success had been created.
People from across the Lower Mainland began coming to Fruiticana where they knew they could get fresh produce along with unique items that connected them with their tastes of India. Within 6 months of opening the first store, Fruiticana opened a 2nd location in Richmond.
As demand grew from the community, so did Fruiticana. In 1996, Fruiticana began expanding into other parts of Greater Vancouver, into Burnaby, Port Coquitlam and opening a second location in Surrey. In 1997, Fruiticana opened its flagship store on Scott Road in Surrey.
Today, Fruiticana is a one of Western Canada's largest grocery chains with 22 locations in BC and Alberta, with items shipped from our 150,000 Sq. Ft warehouse facility in Surrey B.C.
COMMITMENT TO QUALITY
Fruiticana is committed to ensuring the highest quality of the products carried in each store. As such, in 1997, Fruiticana established the Indican brand, delivering premium quality spices, lentils, and juices from India.
Regardless of where the product is sourced, we attempt to deal directly with growers, packers and manufacturers. We have taken number of steps to ensure that only the freshest and pure quality products are available to our customers. For example, Fruiticana has established its own procuring and packing facilities in India.
Tony Singh, President and Founder of Fruiticana, takes personal interest and pride in ensuring products meet or exceed quality standards. He frequently travels to meet suppliers to check products and discuss improvements in the supply chain. He can often be found in Fruiticana’s 125,000 sq. ft. warehouse facility checking on items that are arriving daily from all over the world.
"Customers want to know what they are feeding their families and be confident that the item is of the highest quality. I would like our customers to know we go to incredible lengths to ensure we exceed their expectations." says Tony Singh.
FARM TO TABLE
Fruiticana is committed to providing fresh produce daily in all of its stores.
Fruiticana is a large supporter of local farms, carrying fresh seasonal produce on a daily basis. Fruits and vegetables picked at these farms are delivered into all Fruiticana locations within 12-24 hours, for you to enjoy at your kitchen table.
"When our customers visit a Fruiticana store, I want them to know we have saved them a trip to the farm", says Tony Singh. "We have brought the freshness they were looking for directly from the farm to their neighbourhood Fruiticana store"
Furthermore, any produce coming from any farm outside Canada is delivered as quickly as possible to its stores.