B&B a recipe for suc­cess

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B&B Grocery and Meat Mar­ket in Alexan­dria epit­o­mizes a time-hon­oured recipe for suc­cess -- com­bine fresh prod­ucts with friendly em­ploy­ees, per­son­al­ized ser­vice, loyal cus­tomers and blend in an old-fash­ioned small-store am­biance.

“My par­ents told me that you al­ways have to make the cus­tomers happy,” re­calls De­nis Brunet, who op­er­ates the grocery store with his wife, Ca­role.

The mar­ket was es­tab­lished seven decades ago, in 1948, by Mr. Brunet’s grand­fa­ther, Bruno Brunet, and his grand­fa­ther’s brother-in-law, René Boisv­enue. The busi­ness, which now em­ploys eight, was later op­er­ated by Mr. Brunet’s fa­ther, Mau­rice.

Over the years, the store has main­tained the tra­di­tion of giv­ing shop­pers what they want. “We know most of our cus­tomers by name,” says Mr. Brunet.

Meat is one of the prime rea­sons the shop is so pop­u­lar. The Brunets en­sure that their Cana­dian-pro­duced meats are fresh, cater­ing to the in­di­vid­ual tastes of their clien­tele.

This is a par­tic­u­larly busy time of year as peo­ple be­gin plac­ing or­ders for fresh tur­keys for Christ­mas, and to take ad­van­tage of spe­cials on freezer or­ders.

Fresh deli meats and win­ter meat packs are also avail­able.

TRA­DI­TION: Ca­role and De­nis Brunet in the third-gen­er­a­tion fam­ily-owned store.

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