Bulk Barn

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Bulk Barn Foods Ltd.
Industry Retail
Founded 1982
Headquarters 320 Don Hillock Drive
Aurora, Ontario
, Canada
Number of locations
Increase 260 (2017)
Area served
Canada
Services
Website www.bulkbarn.ca

Bulk Barn Foods Limited is considered Canada's largest bulk foods retailer with stores located in every province. The company was founded in 1982 and they currently operate over 260 retail locations. Bulk Barn'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. Their marketing campaigns are based around their motto of "Pinch to a Pound"[1], which indicates to customer that they can buy as much or as little as they need.[2]

In 2017, Bulk Barn partnered with zero waste enthusiast, Béa Johnson, and launched a Reusable Container Program[3] that allows customers to shop waste free should they choose.


Products[edit]

Bulk Barn in Newmarket, Ontario
A Bulk Barn store in Newmarket

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,[4] bulk gluten-free products have labels as well as tagged scoops, to help identify.[5]
  • Pet food, bulk and packaged products for various pets and animals.

Locations[edit]

Bulk Barn Foods Limited operates corporates locations in every province in Canada, more than half of them are operated by franchisees. The average size of a Bulk Barn store is approximately 5,000 square feet.[6]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 16[7]
Alberta 23[8]
Saskatchewan 10[9]
Manitoba 9[10]
Ontario 153[11]
Québec 35[12]
New Brunswick 7[13]
Nova Scotia 9[14]
Prince Edward Island 2[15]
Newfoundland & Labrador 5[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bulk Barn. ""Pinch to a Pound"". Bulk Barn. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  2. ^ Bulk Barn. "We are Bulk Barn". Bulk Barn. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  3. ^ Bulk Barn. "Reusable Container Program". Bulk Barn. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  4. ^ "Gluten-Free Shopping Resources:". Celiacedmonton.ca. Retrieved 2012-12-12. 
  5. ^ "Gluten-Free; Bulk Barn". Celiac.com. Retrieved 2013-03-03. 
  6. ^ "Bulk Barn - Franchise". www.bulkbarn.ca. 
  7. ^ Bulk Barn Store Locator | British Columbia "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-06. Retrieved 2017-05-26. 
  8. ^ Bulk Barn Store Locator | Alberta "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-06. Retrieved 2017-05-26. 
  9. ^ Bulk Barn Store Locator | Saskatchewan "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-06. Retrieved 2017-05-26. 
  10. ^ Bulk Barn Store Locator | Manitoba "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-06. Retrieved 2017-05-26. 
  11. ^ Bulk Barn Store Locator | Ontario "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-06. Retrieved 2017-05-26. 
  12. ^ enregistrez le repère du Bulk Barn | Québec "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-06. Retrieved 2017-05-26. 
  13. ^ Bulk Barn Store Locator | New Brunswick "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-06. Retrieved 2017-05-26. 
  14. ^ Bulk Barn Store Locator | Nova Scotia "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-07-27. Retrieved 2017-05-26. 
  15. ^ Bulk Barn Store Locator | Prince Edward Island "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-06. Retrieved 2017-05-26. 
  16. ^ Bulk Barn Store Locator | Newfoundland "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-06. Retrieved 2017-05-26. 

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