Western Family Foods

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Western Family Foods
IndustryPrivate Label
HeadquartersTigard, Oregon, U.S.
Key people
Ron King, CEO
Number of employees
72 (2012)

Western Family Foods was founded as the Pacific Mercantile Cooperative on March 3, 1934, by a group of retailer-owned grocery wholesalers. Western Family Foods was established December 19, 1963. The company supplies independent grocery stores with store brands. It is based in Tigard, Oregon. It distributes the Western Family, Shurfine, Shursaving, MarketChoice, and Better Buy brands, which are used in many independently owned supermarkets. On June 13, 2016 Western Family Foods announced that they had been acquired by Topco and plans to close their Tigard office by the end of 2016.[1]

Product incidents[edit]

On October 11, 2007, food manufacturer ConAgra asked stores to pull its Banquet and generic chicken and turkey pot pies because of 150 cases of salmonella poisoning in 31 states being linked to the consumption, with 20 people hospitalized. By October 12, a full recall was announced, affecting all varieties of frozen pot pies sold under the brands Banquet, Albertsons, Food Lion, Great Value, Hill Country Fare, Kirkwood, Kroger, Meijer, and Western Family.[2]


  • "Western Family, the 'quiet giant,' gets into organics". Portland Business Journal. 2008-07-06. Retrieved 2013-07-08.
  • "'Enviro Green' line of foods introduced by Western Family". Lewiston Morning Tribune. May 5, 1990.

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