New Seasons Market

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New Seasons Market
Type Grocer
Industry retail sales
Founded 1999
Headquarters Portland, Oregon
Key people Wendy Collie, CEO; Pat Brown, COO
Products local and sustainable food, conventional foods and homegoods.
Employees 3,000 (2013)
Subsidiaries New Leaf Community Markets
Website newseasonsmarket.com

New Seasons Market is a chain of privately owned grocery stores operating in the Portland Metro area of Oregon and Washington. Founded by three families and 50 of their friends in 1999, the company currently operates 13 stores in the greater Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area, including: Hillsboro, Beaverton, Happy Valley, Vancouver, and Lake Oswego. Many of the products offered are organic and produced locally in the Pacific Northwest. The stores differ from most grocers by offering natural and conventional products side by side.

History[edit]

New Seasons was founded in 1999 and by 2008 had grown to nine stores and about 1,800 employees. In November 2013, the company purchased California based New Leaf Community Markets.[1] At that time, New Seasons had grown to 13 stores and 3,000 employees.[1]

Neighborhoods[edit]

New Seasons Market emphasizes the idea of a neighborhood grocery store in part by naming their stores after the neighborhood in which they reside and reflecting their surroundings in the stores' design and decor. Job fairs are held in new stores' neighborhoods in an effort to recruit current members of the community.

Arbor Lodge is located in North Portland. Built from the ground up in 2005, Arbor Lodge is located next to the Yellow MAX line at N. Rosa Parks Way and Interstate Avenue.

Orenco Station store

Cedar Hills is located in a former roller skating rink at Cedar Hills Crossing shopping center. Opened in 2006.

Concordia in Northeast Portland, is located near Concordia University in the neighborhood by the same name. Constructed and opened in 2001 at NE 33rd & Killingsworth.

Happy Valley is located in a suburb east of Portland. Opened 2007 at 157th & Sunnyside Road.

Hawthorne opened in October 2010 at SE 40th & Hawthorne, on the site where Daily Grind Natural Foods once stood.

Mountain Park opened in 2006 at a long-disused Thriftway in the Portland suburb of Lake Oswego.

Orenco Station located in Hillsboro is part of a development near the Westside MAX. Opened in 2001 as the third store in the chain.[2]

Progress Ridge located in the Tigard/Beaverton area opened in 2011.

Fishers Landing opened in October 2011 in Vancouver, becoming the first New Seasons Market store outside Oregon, in a former Albertsons LLC retail store.

Raleigh Hills is New Seasons Market's first store, opened in 1999, a former Kienow's grocery store site.

Seven Corners opened in 2004 in a remodeled Red Apple grocery and laundromat. Located in Southeast Portland at the seven corners formed by the intersection of SE Division Street, SE Ladd Avenue, and SE 20th Avenue at the southeast corner of Ladd's Addition.

Sellwood, New Seasons Market's second store, on the corner of the Sellwood antique district. The building used to house a Piggly Wiggly, as portrayed within the paint of the store's inside.

Williams located in the Eliot Neighborhood of North Portland, opened in August of 2013.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Culverwell, Wendy (November 12, 2013). "New Seasons to buy California's New Leaf Community Markets". Portland Business Journal. Retrieved 14 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Business Briefs". The Oregonian. September 20, 2001. p. West Zoner 8. 

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