A HISTORICAL RETAIL LANDMARK
When Mr. C.W. Nicholl had outgrown his previous location, he contracted J. Haugen to build a new brick structure to accommodate his growing business in Penticton. Opening for Christmas 1922, this location boasted the finest electric lighting and pipeless heating of its time.
SERIOUS ABOUT SERVICE
DOING THINGS DIFFERENTLY
Nicholl constantly focused on ways to improve service - even if some of these methods were a bit unusual. At one point, the store had a conveyor belt that ran throughout it to make cash purchases more efficient. "It Pays to Pay Cash at Nicholl's" featured prominently in advertisements.
A LOCAL LEGACY
Retiring during World War II, Nicholl's and his family passed the location to the Hudson's Bay Company in 1947. HBC moved to another location in 1955, and a Marshall-Wells Department store moved in afterwards. The store became SmartShopper in 1994.
THE BEST IS YET TO COME
Leigh Follestad acquired SmartShopper in 2012. Local to the area, he and his family have worked to build on the foundation of its past and towards the future. Today, SmartShopper is the most popular retail store in downtown Penticton, and as an independent company with local roots strives to provide its customers with the same devotion to value, variety and service that has defined this location since 1922. Because some things never change.
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Today, you'll find our store continuing to operate in the heart of downtown Penticton. We offer a variety of items ranging from toys to fresh grocery - and everything in-between - at prices you can afford. Come to SmartShopper today, and discover what so many of our customers have already come to know us by. Value. Variety. Convenience.