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  • Writer's pictureLorna Hamilton

Bargain Shop Has New Manager

The new Manager of the Vermilion Bargain Shop Cori Dewolde. Photo Lorna Hamilton

As of June 29, the Bargain Shop in Vermilion has a new manager. Cori Dewolde began her career within the Red Apple 17 years ago, she worked at the High River Bargain Shop for 10 years and before moving to Vermilion she worked in the Claresholm location for 6.5. Dewolde is now residing in Vermilion with her partner Jerry and her two eldest boys Mitchell and Jason.

Dewolde says she is thrilled with the wonderful staff currently working at the store and is looking forward to having a larger presence in the community.

“We would like to participate in community events and fundraisers whenever we can. Each year we have a Fill the Sleigh event which I am looking forward to holding in Vermilion. We will also be participating in parades. If there are organizations that are looking for help in fundraising they can always come see me and we can figure out if there is a way for us to help. I am very community-minded and I love being able to help whenever I can,” said Dewolde.

Dewolde also commented that she is looking forward to getting to know the people of the community and is excited about getting to know people by name.

“It is going to be great when I can start recognizing people who shop in the store and get to know their name, and as I shop locally I will get to know more peoples names, I truly believe in shopping local and supporting the stores of the community we reside in,” Dewolde commented. She also went on to say that she welcomes members of the community to stop in and say hi.

Dewolde also explained that she takes customer service very seriously and is eager to make the store's customers feel welcome and listened to.

“If a customer has a complaint about a product or the store, I am eager to have them come and speak with me regarding the issue so we can do our best to make it right and have them have an enjoyable shopping experience,” explained Dewolde.

Currently, the Bargain Shop is following all COVID protocols which include cleaning twice a day and staff is still required to wear masks.

“Now that COVID restrictions are lifted we still encourage our customers to wear a mask and the store itself is still following COVID protocols so that we can continue to keep our customers safe for the next little while,” said Dewolde.

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