T&T Supermarkets celebrates 30 years as Canada’s leading Asian supermarket chain with the announcement that it will soon open its first store in the United States.
The company confirmed the new store will open Summer of 2024 in Bellevue, Washington, in the Marketplace at Factoria.
At 76,000 square feet, it will be the largest Asian supermarket in the state, and a flagship store for T&T, said the company in a press release.
“We know the love for T&T transcends borders. 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,” said Tina Lee, CEO of T&T Supermarkets.
“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,” Lee added.
Featuring a wide range of Asian cuisine offerings that have made the stores famous, the new supermarket will have a sushi counter, hot food bar, noodle stand, and in-store kitchen and bakery for freshly prepared delicacies like steamed buns and pork belly bao, as well as Asian pastries and cakes.
The store will also be home to more than 300 of T&T’s private label products, including customer favorites like green onion pancake, Korean kalbi marinade, juicy pork dumplings, and seaweed snacks.
“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,” Decker explained.
The store will create over 300 jobs for the local community and is planning to hold its first job fair this Summer for supervisors and above positions.
“We are thrilled to have T&T Supermarkets in Bellevue. This store will add to our rich food scene and the vibrant culture of our city,” said Bellevue Mayor Lynne Robinson. “T&T will employ hundreds of talented local workers, and I know the store will be welcomed and enjoyed by our community and the region beyond.”
To reserve a spot for career day, applicants can register at: https://forms.office.com/r/tnFgvjv8mi or call the toll-free hiring hotline at 1-833-562-7315.
Additionally, T&T will be establishing a regional office in the greater Los Angeles area and is immediately hiring for office positions like buyers and category managers.
Suppliers wishing to connect with their buyers can email: [email protected]