Bulk Barn

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Bulk Barn Foods Ltd.
Industry Retail
Founded 1982
Headquarters Aurora, Ontario, Canada
Number of locations
Increase 230 (2016)
Area served
Slogan Big Bold & Fun
Website www.bulkbarn.ca

Bulk Barn Foods Ltd. is considered Canada's largest bulk foods retailer with stores located in every province. Its parent company, Bulk Barn Foods Limited, was founded in 1982; the company currently operates over 200 stores. The company's head office is located in Aurora, Ontario.

Bulk Barn carries more than 4,000 products - including soup and nuts, baking and candy-making ingredients and supplies, candy, snacks, cereals, grains, spices, dried fruits, vitamins and supplements, health and natural food products and pet food.[1]


A Bulk Barn store in Promenade

Bulk Barn carries products in categories including:

  • Candy and chocolate, 200 + types of assorted candies, gummies, sugarless sweets and chocolates, assorted candy moulds, candy making supplies and ingredients.
  • Baking ingredients, like regular and specialty flours, baking mixes, sugars, baking nuts, chocolates and dried fruits.
  • Party supplies, 50 + character cake pans with decorating instructions (available for sale or rent), piñatas, 50 + types of nuts, fruit & nut mixes and trail mixes, pretzels, corn snacks, Bits & Bites, Ritz Bitz Sandwiches, cheese snacks and party mixes, as well as coffee and tea.
  • Pasta, rice, beans & spices, different pasta shapes and varieties, regular and specialty soup bases, beans and cereals, rice, 100 + spices.
  • Health foods, like vitamins, minerals, herbal and specialty supplements, protein powders and packaged health foods & beverages.
  • Gluten-free, flour mixes and alternative mixes, various packaged products such as cereals, crackers and snacks,[2] bulk gluten-free products have labels as well as tagged scoops, to help identify.[3]
  • Pet food, bulk and packaged products for various pets and animals.


Bulk Barn operates locations in every province in Canada, all of which are franchises. The average size of a Bulk Barn store is approximately 5,000 square feet.[4]The first Bulk Barn stores were located in large shopping malls; however, as the brand has grown locations are now primarily located in large suburban developments, as well as outdoor strip malls and stand-alone locations.

Province Locations
British Columbia 15[5]
Alberta 18[6]
Saskatchewan 9[7]
Manitoba 9[8]
Ontario 145[9]
Québec 20[10]
New Brunswick 7[11]
Nova Scotia 9[12]
Prince Edward Island 2[13]
Newfoundland & Labrador 5[14]


  1. ^ "Bulk Barn: About Us". Bulk Barn. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 
  2. ^ "Gluten-Free Shopping Resources:". Celiacedmonton.ca. Retrieved 2012-12-12. 
  3. ^ "Gluten-Free; Bulk Barn". Celiac.com. Retrieved 2013-03-03. 
  4. ^ "Bulk Barn - Franchise". www.bulkbarn.ca. 
  5. ^ Bulk Barn Store Locator | British Columbia http://www.bulkbarn.ca/en-ca/locations/bc.html
  6. ^ Bulk Barn Store Locator | Alberta http://www.bulkbarn.ca/en-ca/locations/ab.html
  7. ^ Bulk Barn Store Locator | Saskatchewan http://www.bulkbarn.ca/en-ca/locations/sk.html
  8. ^ Bulk Barn Store Locator | Manitoba http://www.bulkbarn.ca/en-ca/locations/sk.html
  9. ^ Bulk Barn Store Locator | Ontario http://www.bulkbarn.ca/en-ca/locations/on.html
  10. ^ enregistrez le repère du Bulk Barn | Québec http://www.bulkbarn.ca/fr-ca/locations.html?Province=6
  11. ^ Bulk Barn Store Locator | New Brunswick http://www.bulkbarn.ca/fr-ca/locations.html?Province=6
  12. ^ Bulk Barn Store Locator | Nova Scotia http://www.bulkbarn.ca/en-ca/locations/ns.html
  13. ^ Bulk Barn Store Locator | Prince Edward Island http://www.bulkbarn.ca/en-ca/locations/pe.html
  14. ^ Bulk Barn Store Locator | Newfoundland http://www.bulkbarn.ca/en-ca/locations/nf.html

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