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Rite Way Fleming St reopened in grand style!

Rite Way Food Market today reopened its Fleming Street location in grand style. Photo: VINO
One of the highlights of the reopening at Fleming Street is the relaunch of the stomp out plastic bag initiative at the branch. Customers will be given a free ‘Go Green’ shopping bag with every purchase today according to store officials. Photo: VINO
One of the highlights of the reopening at Fleming Street is the relaunch of the stomp out plastic bag initiative at the branch. Customers will be given a free ‘Go Green’ shopping bag with every purchase today according to store officials. Photo: VINO
On hand for the opening today were many residents, employees and company officials. Photo: VINO
On hand for the opening today were many residents, employees and company officials. Photo: VINO
Managing Director Mr Strickland noted that with the reopening of the Fleming Street store it would provide about 30 jobs with Rite Way already employing some 405 persons. Photo: VINO
Managing Director Mr Strickland noted that with the reopening of the Fleming Street store it would provide about 30 jobs with Rite Way already employing some 405 persons. Photo: VINO
Customers already shopping at the reopened store. Photo: VINO
Customers already shopping at the reopened store. Photo: VINO
Step by step the company is reopening stores across Tortola after many of its stores were looted after the Hurricanes and therefore had to be closed. Photo: VINO
Step by step the company is reopening stores across Tortola after many of its stores were looted after the Hurricanes and therefore had to be closed. Photo: VINO
Customers shopping in the store’s provision section. Photo: VINO
Customers shopping in the store’s provision section. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: Rite Way Food Markets, a chain of grocery stores in the Virgin Islands has reopened yet another store following the devastating Hurricanes of 2017.

During that time, many of its stores were looted and therefore had to be closed with several employees laid off, however, step by step the company is reopening stores across Tortola.

This morning Saturday, October 27, 2018, saw the reopening of the Fleming Street store in Road Town, just one week after another store in Road Reef was reopened. Like the Fleming Street store, the Road Reef location also fell victim to looting after the Hurricanes.

On hand for the opening today were many residents, employees and Road Town Wholesale Managing Director Guy Strickland as well as Rite Way Foods/Road Town Wholesale Founder Peter Haycraft.

Return of local jobs

Managing Director Mr Strickland noted that with the reopening of the Fleming Street store it would provide about 30 jobs with Rite Way already employing some 405 persons.

One of the highlights of the reopening at Fleming Street is the relaunch of the stomp out plastic bag initiative at the branch. Customers will be given a free ‘Go Green’ shopping bag with every purchase today according to store officials.

15 Responses to “Rite Way Fleming St reopened in grand style! ”

  • History (27/10/2018, 12:58) Like (28) Dislike (24) Reply
    Hope we remember when the NDP AND MYRON DID NOT WANT THIS STORE IN TOWN
    • Good Government (27/10/2018, 13:43) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply

      Hope the Good government step in an insure those workers that got laid off get back their Jobs if they need it...

    • @ History (27/10/2018, 13:48) Like (50) Dislike (10) Reply
      Stop getting Gov't involve in this and stop with your negativity. Instead be happy for the additional 30 persons now gainfully employed. Thank you Rite Way. Some of you always have to throw a negative shade over some positive article. We could have been reading about another murder/homicide but thank God we are not. Geez man. Go read a book.
      • @@History. Nonsense (27/10/2018, 14:54) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
        This 30 persons now gainfully employed as good as that sounds can that make up for the 30 that lost their Jobs, their pain and their scars during a very difficult period who worked hard and help built Rite way..
        • @ nonsense (28/10/2018, 07:59) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
          If the persons were assets to the company, management would have surely secured a place for them after the stores were reopened or they would have been placed at the Pasea branch until such time. There is something call EVALUATION....whenever the time comes for management to shed staff they evaluate their and act accordingly. When you are only showing up to get a salary you will be the first on the list. You have to give management a reason to not have you on the list. If you are one of those affected, I feel your pain but go and do a personnel assessment and try to see what needs to be corrected. There are 3 simple step to being an asset to any establishment.1. Show up when you have to.... 2. Do what you have to do to the best of your ability. 3. Be flexible and corporative. Remove the ideology of " I didn't come here fuh dat". If you can assist go right ahead and help. With that attitude you will make it ANYWHERE
    • Crap (28/10/2018, 07:48) Like (16) Dislike (3) Reply
      That store has been in town since the 70s before most of the establishments in town and before there was a Myron or NDP. Youall like too much confusion and too hateful
    • @History (28/10/2018, 16:37) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
      Can't we just have a peaceful weekend for once rather than starting unessary drama. Why insert politics in this.
  • Hmmmm (27/10/2018, 13:39) Like (26) Dislike (8) Reply
    OK. Great.. Good NeWS.. Here is the one issue, a big business with little or no parking. With a town already plaque with parking shortages. Its a Chaos.. This kind of business must or should have a Minimum of 15 customer parking space by law..
    • X-Man (28/10/2018, 08:13) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
      If you’re going to say that. Talk about 90% of the business that doesn’t have any parking.
  • Hmm (27/10/2018, 17:26) Like (21) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good luck. The main store at Pasea was a disgrace today. Nearly all milk and eggs on shelf out of date. Do better please
  • 407 (27/10/2018, 18:20) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrats Aunty Jackie!! You will do great there..
  • staff (27/10/2018, 18:55) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    Guy is a good boss
  • CONSUMER (27/10/2018, 22:16) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    Now that these stores are reopened, will management please upgrade FINE FOODS supermarket ? The shopping carts and baskets there are in poor condition and dirty, and the interior is not attractive like the other supermarkets.
  • great (28/10/2018, 16:39) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am happy that the employees have a job.
  • annoying (29/10/2018, 10:23) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    I am not one to blog but I had to add a little to this. I am hoping that all the observers that use to hag out there on the rail would be no more. That is all those men that use to be there sitting on the rail and drinking. To me that is so not business like for any business at all. Persons should be able to pull up to any parking lot and feel comfortable instead of being eyed by onlookers. I say all that to say this up there at fine food is a hot mess. men just sitting outside infront the building drinking and having fun. And when you go shop at least this is my experience they making their lustful remarks. Management see to it that this does not take place at your new estableishements


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