Southampton’s Foodland owners Don and MaryLynn Hart are retiring.
Tomorrow, Saturday May 4th, is officially their last day but today, Friday May 3rd, it’s all about cake and saying goodbye to their customers.
“The last 10 years have flown,” say the Harts. “We have the greatest customers and we are really going to miss them and the store. We also have had wonderful staff, many of whom have been with us from the beginning.”
The Harts have a long history with the organization and their son is also involved in the company and is taking over as Manager of Sobey’s in Stratford.
Plans for the future? “We don’t know what retirement will bring,” said MaryLynn Hart, “but we plan on spending more time with our grandchildren and Don, of course, is looking forward to getting out on the golf course. We are also going to travel a bit and have a family trip planned with all my siblings to go to Ireland, so we’re looking forward to that.”
Some people were surprised at the news while others congratulated the Harts.