New Seasons Market
|This article does not cite any references or sources. (April 2007)|
|Key people||Wendy Collie, CEO; Pat Brown, COO|
|Products||local and sustainable food, conventional foods and homegoods.|
|Subsidiaries||New Leaf Community Markets|
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.
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. At that time, New Seasons had grown to 13 stores and 3,000 employees.
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.
Cedar Hills is located in a former roller skating rink at Cedar Hills Crossing shopping center. Opened in 2006.
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.
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.
Williams located in the Elliot Neighborhood of North Portland, opened in August of 2013.
- Culverwell, Wendy (November 12, 2013). "New Seasons to buy California's New Leaf Community Markets". Portland Business Journal. Retrieved 14 November 2013.
- "Business Briefs". The Oregonian. September 20, 2001. p. West Zoner 8.
- New Seasons Market Official Site
- Screw Market Share: Whole Foods subpoenas New Seasons' financial and marketing records - Willamette Week