Okotoks officially opened its fourth grocery store in the community Friday.

Save-On-Foods located at 100 Southbank Blvd next to the Costco had its ribbon cutting and tour Thursday night. Residents were treated to music and free food. A scope of the facility was on display with a number of local vendors displaying items on the Save-On shelves.

Store Manager James Inglis says it's been a busy few weeks putting the final touches together.

"Our square footage is around 40,000 and we've hired 200 people in Okotoks over the last couple of weeks," he says.

Also during the opening of the store, Save-On-Foods wrote a cheque for $3000 to the Okotoks Food Bank.

Like any good business story Inglis started with the Overwaitea Food Group when he was just a teenager and worked his way through the ranks.

"My first job was when I was 15 years old as a bag boy in one of our smaller stores in Nakusp B.C. The company looks after their people, they offered me a sort of apprenticeship if you will to move up with the company. If you're passionate about people and you like being on the floor and working hard and working with a lot of energetic people then this is the place to be."

Save-On-Foods is the first official grocery store in the Foothills that offers online grocery shopping which Inglis says it just a way of times for busy people and families on the go.

"Every single item that we offer in store is available online. They place their order, we've got some designated parking stalls, they pull up to the stall, the phone number for what we call our E-Com is on those stalls, they phone the number when they get to the stall  and we bring their groceries to the car and make sure they're happy and away they go."

Questions, comments, or story ideas? Email us at [email protected]

More Local News

RCMP Investigating The Death Of A Toddler

A toddler is dead after falling into a septic tank earlier this afternoon. Priddis EMS responded to a call around 1pm today after the child was thought to be missing at the home. The toddler was…

The Golden Years Of Garo Yanikyan, 35 Years Of Wild Rose

Wild Rose Jewellers is ending its 35 year reign. After 35 years in the same building on Elizabeth Street, the family-owned business will be closing its doors to the public in May. Garo and Anne…

Town Bringing Water Bylaws Up To Speed

A few changes will be made to Okotoks' water bylaws by the time summer officially hits. On Monday, the Water Bylaw and Fees, Rates, and Charges Bylaw were brought to council for their first reading.…

Road Work Ahead For Vulcan County

Vulcan County will have some serious work to do on area roads once the crisis of this overland flooding passes. Reeve Jason Schneider says they'll be kept busy. "There are quite a few roads that are…

Town Rolls Out Changes to Organics Collection Program

The Town of Okotoks is offering some new options for organics collection this spring. Waste Services Manager Paul Lyons says the changes are aimed at diverting material from the landfill, as well as…

Donation Opens New Doors for Park Upgrades

A donation has opened up new realms of possibility for upgrades to an Okotoks playground. Cedar Grove Park on Lock Crescent is on track to becoming another inclusive playground for Okotoks. Christa…

OkotoksOnline.com is Okotoks' only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide


10 March 2018 12:00 pm - 29 May 2018 6:00 pm

Lineham House Galleries, Okotoks


17 March 2018 12:00 pm - 05 June 2018 6:00 pm

Lineham House Galleries, Okotoks


24 March 2018 12:00 pm - 12 June 2018 6:00 pm

Lineham House Galleries, Okotoks


31 March 2018 12:00 pm - 19 June 2018 6:00 pm

Lineham House Galleries, Okotoks


07 April 2018 12:00 pm - 26 June 2018 6:00 pm

Lineham House Galleries, Okotoks

Time Warp | Dan Hudson

14 April 2018 10:00 am - 02 June 2018 5:00 pm

Okotoks Art Gallery


14 April 2018 12:00 pm - 03 July 2018 6:00 pm

Lineham House Galleries, Okotoks