Calgary’s New Energy-Efficient Grocery Store Will Open in the Northwest

As the Calgary Co-op celebrates its 65th anniversary, the company is launching a new energy-efficient grocery store in Sage Hill.

The store, located at 111 Sage Valley Common NW, offers shoppers the same level of products and service they expect from Calgary Co-op while saving energy and space.

The smaller format store, spanning 30,000 feet, is fully equipped with LED lighting that uses 80% less energy and lasts up to 50% longer than traditional lighting.

The Sage Hill Grocery Store also offers reused equipment from other cooperatives, exploits with intelligent building automation, and has improved refrigeration systems that are more energy efficient, reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions.

In addition, this location houses an electric vehicle charging station, capable of charging two vehicles at a time. This is a new feature for Calgary Co-op, and the company said in a press release that it hopes it will become the first of many in its stores.

The new Calgary Co-op Food Store in Sage Hill is having its grand opening on Friday, November 26, when the company will also celebrate a milestone anniversary.

The co-op has been in business for 65 years and opened its first store in 1956 with local farmers and ranchers selling farm-to-table fresh food. Over the years, Co-op has sold clothing, electronics, major and small appliances, furniture, and even electric racing cars. At one time there was also a building materials warehouse selling lumber, nails, etc.

Today, Calgary Co-op has over 440,000 members and 3,850 employees, and is one of the largest retail co-operatives in North America.

The company has offices in Calgary, Airdrie, Cochrane, High River, Okotoks and Strathmore. The offering includes food centers, pharmacies, gas stations, car washes, home care centers, wine, spirits and beer, cannabis, and Community Natural Foods stores.

“It is thanks to our members, our customers, our neighbors and our team members that the Calgary Co-op is what we are today,” reads the Calgary Co-op. website, “So a big thank you to you as we celebrate this milestone year! As we like to say, we’re 65 and it’s just the beginning for us.

Head to the grand opening of Calgary Co-op’s Sage Hill grocery store on November 26 to celebrate the new location as well as the company’s 65th anniversary, and pick up your weekly groceries while you’re there.

Calgary Co-op Food Store Sage Hill

Address: 111 Sage Valley Common NW, Calgary
Call: 587-392-9827

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