Our Members at Work: Zehrs GFS, Loblaws GFS, and RCSS Stores!
Your Local Union is proud to represent approximately 9,500 members of UFCW Local 175 who work at more than 60 Zehrs Great Food, Loblaws Great Food, and Real Canadian Superstores (RCSS).
From the very southwest corner of the province to the eastern edge, and as far north as Orillia, our Members work in almost every department of these retail grocery stores.
Our members, some of whom have worked in some of these stores for years, develop great friendships not only with their co-workers but with their regular customers too. Both shoppers and employees look forward to seeing each other and catching up.
The Members are dedicated and helpful, and a vital part of what makes these stores so successful.
- They prepare your online orders and deliver them to your vehicle.
- They collect the carts in the heat of summer and snowy cold of winter.
- They stock shelves, prepare foods, and scan your purchases.
- Most importantly, they provide amazing service to every customer.
If you have questions about cuts of meat, how to cook seafood, or need something special for a big feast, make sure to speak to any one of our Members working behind the butcher or seafood counters for their expertise.
Ask a produce clerk for information on how to choose the best avocado or mango. Or maybe you need a special fruit or veggie tray for an upcoming party – they can make these to order too! The Deli Department can also create custom trays filled with the best meats and cheeses for parties or groups.
Our members at Zehrs Great Food, Loblaws Great Food and RCSS also prepare many foods from scratch in the hot deli and bakeries in each store. They can help you pick out something delicious; whether it’s a quick ready-to-eat lunch or dinner, or pastries, bagels, and treats for brunch, guests, or just because.
Order a birthday cake or other baked goods for any kind of celebration! The bakery staff will prepare it just right.
Find special flower and decorative arrangements in the Floral Department. These members pour their creativity and care into creating imaginative and beautiful displays, bouquets, and centrepieces for any occasion.
You’ll also find members of the Union working as Pharmacy Assistants at the in-store pharmacies. Plus, great members at the Lotto centres, in the Joe Fresh and housewares sections, and stocking shelves in every department.
We encourage members and shoppers alike to try and #ShopUnion all year round when they can! As we near the holiday season, be sure to turn to the trusted expertise of the helpful Union Members working at your Local Zehrs Great Food, Loblaws Great Food and RCSS stores.
You can read the article as it appeared in the Winter 2019 issue of Checkout magazine too!
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