Jim Pattison Group businesses, including Save-On-Foods, Buy-Low Foods and Quality Foods, join newly formed Pattison Food Group.
This includes PriceSmart Foods, Urban Fare, Bulkley Valley Wholesale, Everything Wine, Pure Integrative Pharmacy, Nature’s Fare Markets, Meinhardt Fine Foods, Nesters Market, Choices Markets, Associated Grocers, Van-Whole Produce and Imperial Distributors Canada Inc.
The new structure will allow the businesses to increase efficiency and lower operating and product costs.
"Our team is proud of our unique culture, the freedom to make decisions locally and the accountability that goes along with it, but we are also looking forward to realizing growth opportunities and achieving economies of scale as part of The Pattison Food Group.” says Noel Hayward, president of Quality Foods.
The Pattison Food Group will be led by Darrell Jones, president of Save-On-Foods, and each of the businesses will continue to have their own president and management teams.
“Our goal is to help further strengthen what customers have come to know and love from each of these organizations, by providing the tools and support that will allow each of our unique offerings to continue to evolve and increase the value that we deliver to our customers,” says Jones.
“As the Home of the Independent for almost 95 years, Associated Grocers, Buy-Low Foods and our associated group of conventional and specialty retail stores have been driven by one purpose: to provide a sustainable foundation for healthy communities. Our goal is to add value to the lives of our loyal customers, our team members, and the 2,000 independent grocers, restaurants, food relief agencies, and local specialty shops we service everyday – from B.C. to Quebec." says Dan Bregg, president of Buy-Low Foods/Associated Grocers.