1090 Lithium Dr. Thunder Bay, ON

History

Home-town business,
Home-town advantage

Over 50 years in the community

Our new name, Superior Foods, represents both the history of quality products we’ve brought into Northwestern Ontario from all over the world and our future as sustainable partners in the regional food system developing around Lake Superior and Northwestern Ontario.

We’ve been a part of the community since Frank Petrone opened the doors here in 1951 under the name of Frank’s Locker Service.

Famous for frozen meats, poultry and groceries, Frank’s became an icon and in 2006 when Frank retired, new owner Luis Alves began operating it side-by-side with his other business, a broadline distributorship called LA Quality Foods.  Specializing in European products back then, Luis worked with suppliers like Saputo Foods, Midland Seafood, Sardo and Ferma Imports to supply Thunder Bay with specialty cheeses, a full range of fish and seafood, European food lines and pizza supplies.   Eventually the two companies merged and ran under the name of LA Quality Foods until 2015, when we re-branded to reflect the new focus we’ve directed at local procurement.

Our new name, Superior Foods, represents both the history of quality products we’ve brought into Northwestern Ontario from all over the world and our future as sustainable partners in the regional food system developing around Lake Superior and Northwestern Ontario.

Learn more about our local initiative.