T&T Supermarkets, a Canadian supermarket chain that primarily offers Asian items, is set to open its first store in the Quebec province.

The store will be located in the borough of Saint-Laurent, at 300 Sainte-Croix Avenue. The store is located in a former Loblaws store and is close to Highway 15 and Highway Décarie.

It will cover an area of more than 6,500m², making it the chain’s largest store in Canada.

The store is expected to start operations in December this year.

Quebec’s first T&T Supermarket was scheduled to open earlier in the year, but was delayed as the business prioritised its commitment to setting up a Covid-19 vaccination clinic at the location.

T&T Supermarkets CEO Tina Lee said: “Since we announced our plans, honestly, it has been so uplifting to hear all the excited shoutouts.

“I want to thank all the customers who reached out to us to extend a warm invitation, and who gave helpful suggestions on where we should locate our new store.

“Selecting this particular building also meant that we could give customers in the Greater Montreal area the best T&T shopping experience we know how to offer.

“300 Sainte Croix will not only be the biggest Asian supermarket in Montreal, it will be the biggest T&T Supermarket in all of Canada.”

The Quebec store is expected to generate more than 300 jobs in the area.

T&T Supermarkets has already started recruitment for various roles at the store, including Store Department Heads, Store Assistant Department Heads and Store Department Supervisors.

The company is Canada’s largest Asian supermarket chain and currently operates 29 stores across British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario.

It offers fresh produce, meat, seafood, grocery items, daily baked bread and ready-to-eat meals among other products, in addition to its T&T private label collection.