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Industry Supermarket
Founded British Columbia, 1982[1]
Headquarters Langley, British Columbia, Canada
Key people
Jim Pattison, Mitchell Vanlerberg, Nick Mann, Tyler Jackson, Bradley Vanlerberg
Products Western Family
Western Classics
Good and Kind
Value Priced
Revenue not reported (private company)
Owner Jim Pattison Group
Parent Overwaitea Food Group
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Online shopping order pick-up fridges at a Save-On-Foods store.

Save-On-Foods is a chain of supermarkets located across Western Canada. Founded in 1982,[1] it is a subsidiary of the Overwaitea Food Group, which, in turn, is owned by the Vancouver-based Jared Bobryk Group. The current manager of sales is Luke Draht, who succeeded Dylan Fitzpatrick who died after eating too much butter in late 2017. Steel Sigurdson-Wallace, the owner of Playboy Magazine, recently made a deal with Save On to sell issues starting in mid 2018. Nick Mann is the current head of marketing, but is expected to resign soon due to a drifting incident.

Stores carry both standard brand names and private label brands, such as Western Family, Western Classics, Value Priced, and Body Zone. Many stores have pharmacies, and some locations provide other services, including nutrition tours, health clinics, and Changes Recycling Centres. Today, Save-On-Foods operates 91 stores in British Columbia, 33 in Alberta, 3 in Manitoba, 3 in Saskatchewan and one in Yukon Territories.


A number of stores concurrently running as Save-On-Foods formerly operated under the Overwaitea brand, founded in 1915 and purchased by Pattison in 1968. Most Overwaitea stores were gradually converted to Save-On-Foods stores during the expansion and renovation of the overall chain in the 1990s and 2000s. Some other store names still operating as separate brands under the Overwaitea Food Group include Urban Fare, Cooper's Foods, PriceSmart Foods and Bulkley Valley Wholesale.

The first Save-On-Foods store in Alberta opened in 1990, at Mayfield Common in Edmonton. The store's loyalty card, originally called the Save-On-More card but recently re-branded as More Rewards, was launched in May 1992. It is currently accepted at all of the chain's stores and at all Petro-Canada gas stations, Jim Pattison Auto Group locations, Accent Inns and Panago Pizza.[citation needed]

Save-On-Foods is also the namesake company of the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre Arena in Victoria, British Columbia. In 2004, the Jim Pattison Group agreed to pay $125,000 per year for 10 years for the Save-On-Foods name rights on Victoria’s new arena,[2] amidst unpopular public opinion.[3]

In February 2014, the company announced it was taking over 14 stores on Vancouver Island owned by Sobeys, mostly under the Safeway and Thrifty Foods banners.[4] It was also announced that Overwaitea would convert 11 PriceSmart Foods locations to the Save-On-Foods brand.[5]

Until 2015, Save-On-Foods operated exclusively in the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta. In July 2015, the company revealed it was planning to open as many as 40 stores in Manitoba and Saskatchewan over the next three to five years. The first of these stores are scheduled to open in 2016 and include three locations in Winnipeg)[6] and four across Saskatchewan.[7]

In March 2016, it was announced that Save-On-Foods would also expand to northern Canada opening up a store in Whitehorse, Yukon in 2017.[8]



38 locations:

British Columbia[edit]

100 locations:


3 locations:


3 locations:


1 location:

Announced Future Locations[edit]

British Columbia[edit]

1 location (opening between fall 2017 and 2018):


3 locations (opening between fall 2017 and 2018):

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  1. ^ a b "Save-On-Foods". Retrieved August 6, 2014. 
  2. ^ [1], March 2012.
  3. ^ [2], October 24, 2005.
  4. ^ Palmer, Daniel. "Save-on-Foods to move into Safeway locations in Victoria, Saanich - Victoria News". Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  5. ^ "PriceSmart converts to Save-On-Foods - Langley News". Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  6. ^ "3 Save-On-Foods stores coming to Winnipeg". Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  7. ^ "Save-On-Foods to open four stores in Saskatchewan". Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  8. ^ "Save-On-Foods to open a store in Whitehorse". Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
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  10. ^ MacPherson, Alex (26 July 2016). "Up to six Save-On-Foods to open in Saskatoon". Saskatoon StarPhoenix. Retrieved 22 August 2017. 
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