Store Of The Month March 2024

Abbotsford, BC

Our Story

Karl’s Meat Market, a family-owned establishment based in Abbotsford, British Columbia, has been a cornerstone of the community since its founding by Karl in 1966. What began as a small local butcher shop has evolved into a thriving business under the dedicated leadership of the Ensink family.

Karl, the founder, remains actively involved in the day-to-day operations of the store, bringing decades of expertise and a passion for providing quality meat products to the community. His son, Doug, started working at the shop at the age of 15 and took over ownership in 2007, continuing the family legacy.

In 2000, at Karl’s Meat Market, Doug met his future wife, Rachel, who also became an integral part of the business. Together, they have three children—Karl, Pearl, and Daniel—each actively contributing to the family business, fostering a true sense of continuity and tradition.

A crucial aspect of Karl’s Meat Market’s success is its longstanding relationship with Global Reach. Since Doug can remember, Global Reach has been a key supplier of high-quality products for the meat market. The sales representatives and staff at the Global Reach warehouse and office have played a vital role in supporting Karl’s Meat Market’s growth and success. The collaboration with Global Reach has not only ensured a reliable source of top-notch products but has also contributed to the development of strong business ties and mutual trust.

With a team of 12 dedicated full-time and part-time staff, Karl’s Meat Market prides itself on having the best workforce in the industry. Their commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, combined with the support of trusted partners like Global Reach, has solidified Karl’s Meat Market as a respected and thriving presence in Abbotsford’s community and beyond.