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People in Toronto are living for this grocery store's music that's played around the city

Name a better soundtrack to walk the fluorescent aisles of No Frills to than a hip-hop banger about bananas.

The no-fuss grocery store went all out with a full 13-track grocery-themed album release back in September after the hit success of the COVID-19-themed single "A Cart Apart" dropped in the summer.

Some other song titles on the album are "88 Sale," "So Fresh" and – we hope this one comes on when you're at the checkout – "Bag It Up."

And honestly, it seems like people are kind of loving the tracks that can be heard from the speakers of every No Frills grocery store across the city.

It was recently a topic of conversation in one Toronto Facebook group when someone made an appreciation post.

Mark Nimeroski wrote, "Has anyone ever noticed that No Frills - Lansdowne sometimes plays the dopest hip hop tracks overhead at random times? It's like, background supermarket music, not even noticing it...then BAM, some hot track comes on."

The consensus seems to be that they are indeed bangers with nearly 800 likes on the post and plenty of other Toronto shoppers chiming in to admit that the album is fire.

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Screenshot of the post in Toronto Facebook group. 

Ashley McGill, No Frills Brand Director told blogTO the album was created to embody the feeling of scoring a good haul on a grocery run.

"Music connects us all, so we thought dropping an album would be a fun way to communicate with our customers and something they can be excited about when shopping in our stores," she says. "We hope it brings joy to all Haulers while you shop."

The album was actually produced locally at the SNDWRx - Audio by Design studio in Kensington Market by Didier Tovel.

Though we may not be able to get to any concerts or clubs anytime soon, maybe a grocery run is all we need. 

Lead photo by

Jeff Hitchcook


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