The year is 1912 and Max Pellatt just opened his grocery store. In this residential neighborhood where shops were still few and far between, it turned out to be an immediate success. Max quickly got to know his customers personally and was on a first name basis with many of them. The Pellatt store was a place to meet neighbors and chat with them, exchange recipes and plan family events.
The business was growing fast and so was Max's family. In 1935, he moved the store to Saint-Denis Street. Max definitely had a knack for being in the right place at the right time! Many Montrealers still remember his store in the heart of the fashionable Plateau Mont-Royal.
In the early forties, his son Jack took over the business. One fine day, Jack took a look around the store and had an idea. He gathered the best fresh produce and delicacies and put them in baskets. It was a hit! Customers loved the tasteful presentation and trusted the quality of the products. Pellatt’s baskets were being brought to family and friends for all occasions.
In 1975, Jack’s son Fred and his wife Joy, took the original idea further and expanded the business into Cornucopia, a successful gift basket company. The dazzling combination of baskets and arrangements offering food, toys and beauty products evolved into a year-round service. Twenty years later, Cindy, their daughter, joined Fred and Joy, bringing even more
Four generations later, our website is our storefront.
Even though our customers are spread around the world, we continue to maintain our relationships. Our medium has changed, but our connections remain.
We select the best products around the world; we gather them and we present them in the most tasteful way. Just like Jack. We look for new ways to make gift giving easy, fun and trendy.
Today, we have decided to get up close and personal again.
Just like Max Pellatt proudly displayed his name on his storefront, we are now putting it on our baskets and gifts. It is our way to celebrate 100 years of family business.
This is our seal of approval and our legacy of excellence.