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Pattison Food Group acquires Roth’s Fresh Market, first buy outside of Canada


Pattison Food Group has acquired Oregon-based Roth’s Fresh Market. The purchase of nine stores under the chain marks the company’s first acquisition outside of Canada.

“We are extremely excited to welcome Roth’s to the Pattison Food Group family of companies as we embark on our first venture outside of Canada,” says Darrell Jones, president of the Pattison Food Group. “Roth’s legacy of a customer-focused shopping experience with the best fresh offering in the market is something all Pattison Food Group companies share, and we are just so thrilled to have these fine folks join our team.”

Established in 2021, the Pattison Food Group is a Jim Pattison business and a Western Canada major provider of food and drugs. The Pattison Food Group includes Save-On-Foods, Buy-Low Foods, Quality Foods, Everything Wine, Pure Integrative Pharmacy, Imperial Distributors Canada Inc., and other Jim Pattison Group specialty and wholesale operations. Its businesses employ more than 30,000 team members in its nearly 300 food and drug retail locations and share a passion for giving back to the communities where they do business. Pattison Food Group businesses are leaders in customer service and innovation and are committed to achieving long-term growth.

Headquartered in Salem and serving Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley, Roth’s Fresh Markets was founded in 1962 and has maintained a focus on its fresh offering—including custom cake centres and fresh catering—and a strong culture of community-first service ever since. The Pattison Food Group will support the future of Roth’s Fresh Market, building on its best practices in operations, marketing, purchasing and people services once the acquisition is complete, subject to regulatory approval.

Effective October 26, outgoing Roth’s president Michael Roth begins his retirement and has passed the torch to new company president Tim Jennings, a long-serving member of Roth’s senior leadership team. Jennings will report to Ben Harrack, a senior vice president at the Pattison Food Group.

“This is a very exciting time for our company. Having built a relationship with this group over the past several months, I am confident the values and culture at the Pattison Food Group are well aligned to ours at Roth’s,” said Roth, son of founder Orville Roth. “While I am thrilled to be retiring effective October 26, I am equally thrilled for Tim to take Roth’s to new heights with support from the Pattison Food Group.” 

“I am very humbled to accept the role of president at Roth’s Fresh Markets,” said newly appointed Roth’s president Tim Jennings. “We are like a family at Roth’s, and now as part of the Pattison Food Group, we have more opportunities than ever to take Roth’s to the next level while maintaining the culture, services and of course the amazing teams that make Roth’s the grocer of choice for so many Oregonians.”

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