Jim Pattison Group

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Jim Pattison Group
Type Private
Industry Media, automotive, packaging, food sales and distribution, magazine distribution, entertainment, export and financial industries
Founded Vancouver, British Columbia (1961)
Headquarters Vancouver, British Columbia
Key people Jim Pattison, Chairman and CEO
Glen Clark, President
Products Media, Broadcasting, Grocery, Billboards
Revenue Green Arrow Up.svg $8.1 Billion - 2013
Owners Jim Pattison
Employees 33,000 - 2010
Website Jim Pattison Official Homepage

The Jim Pattison Group is Canada’s largest privately held company[1] and, in a recent survey by the Financial Post, The Jim Pattison Group was ranked as Canada’s 62nd largest company. Jim Pattison, a Vancouver-based entrepreneur is the Chairman, President, CEO, and sole owner of the Jim Pattison Group. The Jim Pattison Group has more than 31,000 employees, and annual sales of $7.6 billion. With investments in Canada, the U.S., Mexico, Europe, Asia and Australia, The Jim Pattison Group is involved in a wide variety of industries including TV and radio stations, car dealerships, grocery store chains, magazine distribution, food service specialty packaging, advertising, real estate development, fishing, forest products, financial services, and entertainment.


The Jim Pattison Group began on May 8, 1961 when Mr. Pattison purchased a General Motors automobile dealership by borrowing $40,000 from the Royal Bank of Canada, and placing his home and life insurance policy with the bank as collateral. Acquisitions in subsequent years included the following:

October 29, 2013, Mr. Pattison became an insider of the Just Energy Group Inc. (http://www.justenergy.com/about-us/just-energy-group™/), a publicly traded corporation on both the Toronto Stock Exchange and the American Stock Exchange, by taking possession of more than $14 million shares (over 10% of the company's shares outstanding).[2]


Some of the more significant divisions of the Jim Pattison Group include:

Illuminated Signs[edit]

  • Pattison Sign Group

The Jim Pattison Food Group[edit]

The Jim Pattison Media Group[edit]

  • The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group

Television Stations[edit]

Radio Stations[edit]

Other media properties[edit]

Periodical Distribution[edit]

  • The News Group, North America's second largest newspaper and magazine distributor.
  • Select Media Services


Automotive Group[edit]

The Jim Pattison Auto Group[edit]

  • Frontier Subaru Winnipeg
  • Frontier Toyota Winnipeg
  • Jim Pattison Chrysler Jeep Dodge Surrey
  • Jim Pattison Hyundai Coquitlam
  • Jim Pattison Hyundai Nanaimo
  • Jim Pattison Hyundai Northshore
  • Jim Pattison Hyundai Surrey
  • Jim Pattison Lexus Northshore
  • Jim Pattison Scion Downtown Vancouver
  • Jim Pattison Scion Northshore
  • Jim Pattison Scion Surrey
  • Jim Pattison Subaru Winnipeg
  • Jim Pattison Toyota Downtown Vancouver
  • Jim Pattison Toyota Northshore
  • Jim Pattison Toyota Surrey
  • Jim Pattison Volkswagen Surrey
  • Jim Pattison Volvo of Coquitlam
  • Jim Pattison Volvo of North Vancouver
  • Jim Pattison Volvo of Surrey
  • Jim Pattison Volvo of Victoria
  • Metro Lexus Victoria
  • Metro Toyota Duncan
  • Metro Toyota Victoria

Jim Pattison Lease[edit]

  • Canada's largest privately owned fleet management and leasing company.

The Jim Pattison Packaging Group[edit]

  • Genpak- an independent supplier of disposable food service packaging in the US and Canada.
  • Coroplast- manufacturer and marketer of corrugated plastic sheet for the graphics and re-usable packaging industries
  • Montebello Packaging - manufacturer of collapsible aluminum and laminate tubes and ink markers

Export and Financial Services[edit]

  • Westshore Terminals - Canadian coal export facility and the largest dry bulk terminal on the West Coast of the Americas


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