A Chinese grocery chain has plans to crack the highly competitive Canadian market with its first international location in Vancouver next month.
Sungiven Food Canada Inc. hopes to grow to up to 18 locations across B.C.’s Lower Mainland within the next five years. The company is currently preparing to open a store at City Square Shopping Centre in Vancouver at Cambie and 12th Ave.
Senior vice-president Terence Fong says he doesn’t see another format like Sungiven in the industry right now.
He says the Xiamen, China-based chain relies on smaller shop sizes, which will enable it to find locations more easily than larger grocers that require much more space.