Friday, October 07, 2011
Value Village Opens a New Store in Mississauga
Value Village grand opening offers exciting secondhand shopping experience and a new store to house Community Donation Centre benefiting the Canadian Diabetes Association
October 6, 2011 – Value Village, the international chain with more than 270 locations across Canada, the U.S. and Australia, opens its second store in Mississauga. The new store offers great deals on thousands of unique items while benefiting its nonprofit partner, the Canadian Diabetes Association. The grand opening of its Mississauga location kicked off on Thursday, October 6, with an 8:30 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Value Village executives and representatives from the Canadian Diabetes Association.
“We’re excited to open our second store in Mississauga,” said Dale Debusschere, the new store manager. “This will be the 13th Value Village in the Toronto area, and we can’t wait to see our fantastic customers come out and discover the great finds we’ll offer. We’re also thrilled to expand our longstanding partnership with the Canadian Diabetes Association, which began in 1985.”
Carrying everything from men’s, women’s and children’s clothing and accessories, to housewares, electronics and furniture, each Value Village stocks more than 5,000 new items daily and has over 100,000 unique items on the sales floor at any given time, ensuring customers continuously find a refreshed assortment of quality, value goods. At 31,885-square feet, the location will also house a Community Donation Centre, providing a convenient place for residents to drop off their reusable clothing and household goods free of charge. Value Village pays the Canadian Diabetes Association for every donated item, turning otherwise unused goods into sustainable revenue that supports their programs and services in the local community.
The new store comes in conjunction with the ever increasing thrift shopping trend, which is one of the fastest growing retail segments. Lifestyle, economy and social trends have contributed to the growth, including the popularity of do-it-yourself projects, renewed interest in vintage clothing, and importantly, environmentally and budget-conscientious consumers. Last year alone, Value Village and its nonprofit partners kept more than 500 million pounds of unused goods from ending up in landfills.
Special grand opening activities will begin Thursday, October 6 and continue through Saturday, October 8, including the chance to win one of five $100 Value Village gift certificates. The Mississauga store and Community Donation Centre, located in the former Price Chopper space at 70 Bristol Road E., Mississauga, Ontario, will be open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm and Sunday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. For more information, customers may contact the store directly at (905) 361-1190 or visit http://valuevillage.com/.
About Value Village
Value Village, a Savers, Inc. brand, is a privately held for-profit global thrift retailer offering clothing and accessories for men, women and children and household goods. Through its unique business model of purchasing, reselling and recycling secondhand merchandise, Value Village benefits local nonprofit organizations, gives consumers a smart way to shop, and saves millions of pounds of quality used goods from landfills each year. Savers, Inc. has paid more than $1 billion to its nonprofit partners over the last 10 years, turning otherwise unused items into sustainable funding that supports vital community programs and services. The company operates more than 270 locations and has nearly 15,000 employees in Canada, the United States and Australia. For more information or to find a store near you, please visit http://valuevillage.com/.