Jim Pattison Group, which operates Save-On-Foods, Buy-Low Foods and Quality Foods, is restructuring and forming a subsidiary called Pattison Food Group, which will be led by Save-On-Foods’ president Darrell Jones.
The new structure “will allow The Pattison Food Group businesses to increase efficiencies with lower operating and product costs to better serve the needs of their diverse customer base across Western Canada,” according to a press release.
Each of The Pattison Food Group businesses will continue to operate with 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,” said Jones in a press release.
“Over the last five years, Save-On-Foods has been the fastest growing grocery retailer in Western Canada and this structure only strengthens and supports our ability to compete against the national players. We are so excited about this opportunity to increase synergies; we just couldn’t ask for better people to do business with,” he added.
Specialty operations and wholesale divisions such as PriceSmart Foods, Urban Fare, Bulkley Valley Wholesale, Nature’s Fare Markets, Meinhardt Fine Foods, Nesters Market, Choices Markets, Associated Grocers and Van-Whole Produce will also operate under the new Pattison Food Group.