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Save-On-Foods

Company nameSave On Foods
Company typeSubsidiary
SloganSo much more in store.
IndustrySupermarket
FoundedBritish Columbia, 1982
HeadquartersLangley, British Columbia, Canada
Key peopleJim Pattison
ProductsWestern Family
Western Classics
Good and Kind
Value Priced
Revenuenot reported (private company)

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Save On Foods is a chain of supermarkets located across the Western Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Alberta. Founded in 1982, it is a subsidiary of the Overwaitea Food Group, which, in turn, is owned by the Vancouver-based Jim Pattison Group.Stores carry both standard brand names and private label brands, such as Western Family, Western Classics, Value Priced, and Body Zone. Many stores have pharmacies, and some locations provide other services, including nutrition tours, health clinics, photo labs and Changes Recycling Centres. Today, Save-On-Foods operates 53 stores in B.C. and 24 in Alberta.

A number of stores concurrently running as Save-On-Foods formerly operated under the Overwaitea brand, founded in 1915 and purchased by Pattison in 1968. Most Overwaitea stores were gradually converted to Save-On-Foods stores during the expansion and renovation of the overall chain in the 1990s and 2000s. Some other store names still operating as separate brands under the Overwaitea Food Group include Urban Fare, Cooper's Foods, PriceSmart Foods and Bulkley Valley Wholesale.

The first Save-On-Foods store in Alberta opened in 1990, at Mayfield Common in Edmonton. The store's loyalty card, called the Save-On-More card, was launched in May 1992. It is currently accepted at all of the chain's converted stores and at all Chevron gas stations.

Save-On-Foods is also the namesake company of the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre Arena in Victoria, British Columbia.


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