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Canada’s largest Asian grocery chain, T&T Supermarkets, to open first U.S. store

T&T Supermarkets will open its first U.S. store in 2024, in Bellevue, Wash.
T&T Supermarkets will open its first U.S. store in 2024, in Bellevue, Wash.

A banner owned by Loblaw Companies is coming to the U.S.

T&T Supermarkets will open its first U.S. store  in summer 2024, at the Marketplace at Factoria, a retail, food and entertainment center in Bellevue, Wash.  At 76,000 sq.ft., it will be the largest Asian supermarket in the state and a flagship store for T&T. 

Filled with Asian cuisine, the Bellevue store will feature a sushi counter, hot food bar, noodle station and in-store kitchen and bakery for freshly prepared delicacies such as steam buns and Asian pastries and cakes.  

The store will also be home to more than 300 T&T private label products.

Headquartered in Richmond, B.C., T&T Supermarkets is the largest Asian supermarket chain in Canada, with stores in Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia.  Founded in 1993, the company  was acquired by Loblaw Companies Ltd. in 2009. 

"We know the love for T&T transcends borders,” said Tina Lee, CEO, T&T Supermarkets. “It's not unusual to see U.S. license plates in the parking lots of our British Columbia stores, with hundreds of customers regularly making the drive for our food. After 30 successful years in Canada, we couldn't be more excited to bring our unique offering closer to home for customers in the United States."

“T&T's anchor tenancy at Marketplace at Factoria begins an exciting chapter for the property, which includes new residential, retail, and dining experiences," said Carmen Decker, president of Kimco Realty's Western Region. "We search the globe for best-in-class retailers to elevate the shopping experience within our centers and are excited to welcome such an iconic Canadian brand to our retail collection."

The store will create more than 300 jobs for the local community. Additionally, T&T will be establishing a regional office in the greater Los Angeles area and is immediately hiring for office positions. 

Loblaw Cos., parent company of T&T Supermarkets, operates more than 2,400 stores in Canada, with more than 190,000 full- and part-time employees.


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