First Store Opens in BC
T&T Supermarket Inc. established its first store at Metrotown Mall in Burnaby, BC. Founder CEO, Cindy Lee, started the business with her husband, with the dream of revolutionizing the grocery shopping experience for Asian Canadian families. Prior to starting T&T, Cindy was the bookkeeper for her husband Jack’s food importing business. Together they supported three children at home – Tina, Tiffany, and Jason.
Hot Deli Introduced
In 1998, restaurant quality sushi and dim sum were introduced to Metrotown store, hot deli has become one of T&T’s iconic specialties even since.
T&T Opens in Alberta
T&T expanded out of BC for the first time and opens its first store in Calgary, Alberta.
T&T Goes East
T&T took its first step East into Ontario, opening its 9th store at the Promenade Shopping Centre in Thornhill, Toronto.
Loblaw acquired T&T Supermarkets in September 2009 for C$225 million. The Lee family continues to hold the minority stake and operate the business independently.
T&T Opens in Our Nation’s Capital Ottawa
T&T opened a new store in Ottawa, the capital. As a chain operation business in Canada, this is a for sure location.
T&T Carries the Olympic Torch Relay
Tina Lee represents T&T and Chinese-Canadians to carry the Olympic torch during its relay towards Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.
T&T Brand Hits the Shelves
T&T Brand brings the authentic tastes of Asia to Canadian kitchen tables. Every single T&T product is taste tested by T&T’s founder, Cindy Lee, and our expert master chef panel who come from all different regions of Asia. T&T products go through rigorous food safety testing, quality control, and production inspection processes by professional, Public Health inspector, HACCP, GFSI certified food safety and quality assurance team.
T&T Featured on Undercover Boss
T&T, the first Chinese-Canadian company to be featured on the popular TV show: Undercover Boss. Tina Lee disguises herself and the fact that she is five months pregnant, as she works through the supermarket departments learning from amazingly dedicated T&T staff.
Introduces Be Beauty
Dedicated to bringing popular and trendy Asian beauty brands to Canada.
CERTIFIED ANGUS BEEF
T&T became the exclusive Chinese Canadian grocer to carry Certified Angus beef. Quality is our top priority!
T&T Founder Passes the Torch
Founder and first CEO Cindy Lee retires. She is succeeded by daughter, Tina Lee.
Impossible Mission: T&T Surprises 3 Employees by Reuniting Their Mothers in China.
T&T CEO Visits the White House
CEO Tina Lee is one of 5 Canadian female CEOs appointed to the Canada - United States Council for the Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business leaders.
CEO Tina Joins Prime Minister in China Trade Talk
Prime Minister Trudeau made an official visit to China in December. T&T, the largest Asian supermarket in Canada, and Loblaw, the parent company's largest Canadian retail group, are the largest sellers of Chinese food in Canada. CEO Tina Lee was invited to visit Beijing with Prime Minister and to attend the Canada-China Business Roundtable.
RENOWNED T&T SUPERMARKETS STORE OPENING IN LANSDOWNE
At 70,000 square feet, this store becomes the largest T&T Supermarkets location in Canada and it creates more than 400 jobs in Richmond.
T&T News Release
April 16th, 2019
April 16th, 2019The annual Dragon Boat Festival is almost upon us, and the T&T Kitchen Deli will be here once again to take you t...
March 18th, 2019VANCOUVER, BC – March 18, 2019 – On March 15 at 10:00 a.m., T&T Supermarkets located at 2206 Kingsway, in Kensing...
March 6th, 2019T&T Supermarket, the largest Asian supermarket chain in Canada, has been providing its customers a wide variety o...
January 16th, 2019Spring Festival is one of the most important festivals in the Chinese culture. Not only does it represent the start ...
December 19th, 2018TORONTO, ON – November 29, 2018 – On December 5 at 10:00 a.m., T&T Supermarket™ will open its first Waterloo stor...
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