CHFA presentation of Bruce Cole accepting the John Holtmann Award in Vancouver.
During its 40 years of business, Foodsmiths has been through a few things.
There was the devastating Tay River flood in the third year of business that wiped out most of the store’s stock, almost dealing the young business a deathblow.
When interest rates climbed above 20 per cent in the early 80s, Foodsmiths founders/owners Claire and Don Smith saw their store perched on the brink of demise. This happened just after they had purchasing their building.