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A close-knit family. A unique grocery store.

Our hardships often define who we are. Following a car accident which temporarily confined him to a wheelchair, Denis Tremblay took some time to rethink his priorities and values. A year after the accident, Denis committed himself, in both body and mind, to a passion project: revamping and owning a grocery store on the decline. He had a clear goal of making this “family project” into his biggest success. (more…)
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Customers That Are Part of the Family

It’s definitely not a coincidence that Fernand and Sébastien Daviau are now owners of a Marché Bonichoix. Like his son, Fernand started working for the store when he was a teenager. Both born and bred in Saint-Hugues, the two work together to help nurture the community spirit that prevails in their little corner of paradise. (more…)
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Proud to Serve You for Three Generations

Although it was his grandfather who launched the grocery store in 1921, Junior was not predestined to making a career in the grocery business. After the death of his uncle, who was the store owner, he decided to take over the family business at the age of 21. With the basics in accounting and management, he made what he calls “the best decision” of his life. (more…)
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Welcome to Mr. Smiley’s

Family is Daniel Croteau’s most valuable asset. But for him, family encompasses more than just his wife and two daughters. His family includes each one of his employees whom he sincerely appreciates, every single one of his customers, and the entire community he serves with energy and passion. (more…)
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