Food Basics Store Clerk

Job Description


With locations in communities across the Province of Ontario, Food Basics discount stores need more than competitive prices to thrive in the industry.

Each store features dozens of store clerks to perform daily tasks and procedures. On any given day, Food Basics store clerks may staff the customer service counter, bag groceries, and assist customers out to their vehicles. However, main job responsibilities rest in stocking out the sales floor, including shelves, counters, and displays.

To become a stock clerk with Food Basics, applicants need a fair amount of schedule flexibility, minimal physical ability, and cooperative and team-oriented attitudes.

Video interview with a Food Basics employee:

Video Transcript

Please describe your job title and primary duties.

Food Basics Stock Associate:
Pretty much, I fill stocks. I’m a work in grocery. So whenever any of the loads come in, like dairy, grocery… What’s the one other? Yeah, mainly those two. I just fill the stocks, fill the shelves and everything.

What was your favorite part about working there?

Food Basics Stock Associate:
I think it’s the flexibility of the hours. You get to pick your own shifts. It’s not like some companies and other workplaces. They give you your schedules a month ahead in advance, so you can’t really change it if anything comes up last second. This one, they do it every week. So you could always tell them, “Oh, I can come in next week.” So the flexibility of it.

How would you describe the application and interview process?

Food Basics Stock Associate:
Hiring process? As much as I know, it’s hand in your resume. It’s pretty efficient. If they hire a lot of people pretty fast, and fire. But it’s pretty good.

What questions did the interviewer ask during the job interview?

Food Basics Stock Associate:
Are you able to carry heavy loads? If I give you a specific time to finish a specific job, will you be able to finish in that timeframe? Can you work alone by yourself? Those are pretty much the main ones.

What other advice would you give to a job seeker looking to gain employment?

Food Basics Stock Associate:
Come in and get your job done. That’s pretty much it. As long as you get it done, everything else just comes easy.

Salary /Pay

Food Basics store clerks may work in several departments, such as produce, grocery, or night stock. However, earnings among store clerks remain generally similar. Typical entry-level employees start off earning around minimum wage. Individuals with some previous grocery experience may earn over $12.00 an hour.

Since many Food Basics store clerks work in a part-time capacity, employee benefits may not play a huge factor in working for the grocery store chain. However, job benefits available to eligible store associates include vacation time, healthcare, and discounts on grocery items.

Job Outlook

Canadian citizens interested in a store clerk position with Food Basics may only apply to locations in the Ontario area. Luckily, Food Basics maintains full-service markets in rural, suburban communities as well as more urban, metropolitan centers across Ontario.

Mainly an entry-level job, store clerk positions with Food Basics hold a favorable hiring outlook. For job seekers looking for more of a challenge in the grocery store industry, Food Basics carries several advancement opportunities. Interested applicants may ask about the path to supervisor or manager trainee positions during the hiring process.