Market of Choice
|Key people||Richard Wright Sr., Founder|
The Market of Choice stores are owned by Market of Choice, Inc. The company began in 1979 with a single store owned by Richard Wright, Sr. in Cottage Grove, Oregon. As of 2011, Market of Choice has four stores in Eugene, and one each in Ashland, Portland, West Linn and Corvallis. The company is now run by the founder's son Rick Wright. Rick Wright reorganized his father's company, which included Price Chopper and Thriftway stores, and created Market of Choice. As part of their rebranding, Price Chopper stores transitioned to the name PC Market and finally to Market of Choice.
Market of Choice stores were said to have the best salad bars in Lane County, in The Register-Guard's Readers' Choice awards in 2010. The previous year, it won first place as Lane County's best grocery store as well as second place as its best store for natural food.
Market of Choice has reduced their energy consumption by about 15-20% using a variety of means, including employee training, equipment maintenance, and replacing outdated refrigeration with more energy efficient equipment. The Willamette Street location in Eugene produces solar energy, with a 30.8 kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system, which is one of the largest such systems in the city. This store also composts its organic waste onsite, and the company looks for earth-friendly packaging material for its goods.
- Market of Choice: About Us
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