Published May 10, 2017 14:25
“I cannot thank my customers enough for the amazing support they have shown our store." – Peter Boyd
When Peter Boyd had the chance to purchase an Independent Grocer’s Store, he quickly took it. For Peter, the store was a chance to support local farmers and businesses as well as new Canadians. After two years, Peter’s Your Independent Grocer’s has garnered a reputation for being one of the most welcoming, community-oriented stores in Kelowna.
Peter decided to celebrate his successful two years by having an anniversary celebration in April. He and his local suppliers put together “swag bags” of local goodies for his customers to win. The swag bags were valued at $185. “I enjoy sharing local goods with customers,” said Peter. In addition to the prizes, Peter had vendors from local businesses like Knight’s Chocolate handing out tasty samples.
Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs was also invited to the celebration. Peter had supported Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs in the past and felt that it was important to connect local families to our organization. “It warms my heart to see happy kids,” said Peter. “I know there are many underprivileged kids in Kelowna and that Boys and Girls Clubs give those kids and their families opportunities they might not have otherwise.”
The anniversary celebration was a busy affair. Despite the heavy workload the celebration entailed, Peter spent much of his time meeting with his customers. In fact, he seemed to know almost everyone who walked into the store. When customers were in need, Peter and his staff members would go out of their way to help. Peter connected many customers to the local vendors, introducing these customers to quality products they had not known about before.
We were truly honored to meet the families, kids, and staff members at Peter’s anniversary celebration. Based on our first-hand experience, we can say that Peter is the kind of person who warms people’s hearts with his genuine concern for others. Thank you for everything you do, Peter.