Save-On-Foods is a chain of
supermarkets located across the Western Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Alberta.
1982, it is a subsidiary of the Overwaitea Food Group, which, in turn,
is owned by the Jim Pattison
Group based in Vancouver.
Stores carry both standard brand names
and private label brands
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, photo labs and Changes Recycling Centres. Today,
Save-On-Foods operates 50 stores in B.C. and 20 in Alberta.
A number of stores currently 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
, PriceSmart Foods
The first Save-On-Foods store in Alberta opened in 1990, at
Mayfield Common in Edmonton. The store's loyalty card, called the
card, was launched in
1992. It is currently accepted at all of the chain's converted
stores and at Chevron
Save-On-Foods is also the namesake company of
Memorial Centre Arena in Victoria, British Columbia.
In popular culture