The Overwaitea Food Group named one of Canada’s Best Employers for 2016 and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers

Langley, B.C., 2016-Mar-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Overwaitea Food Group (OFG) has two accolades to add to its growing list, having recently been named one of Canada’s Best Employers for 2016 and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers.

In a report co-published by the Globe and Mail and Mediacorp, OFG was recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for its exceptional workplace diversity and inclusiveness programs.

Mediacorp’s editorial team judges employers on programs aimed at improving diversity and inclusiveness diversity in several measures, including gender, sexual orientation, and ethnicity, through recruitment, retention, development, training and education programs, to name a few.

Forbes Magazine named OFG one of only two grocery retailers to make the list of Canada’s 250 Best Employers for 2016.

Each year, Forbes works with online statistics provider Statista to ask 8,000 workers from across the nation how likely they are to recommend their employer to others, and how they feel about the other employers in their industry.

“We are so lucky to have 16,000 of the world’s best grocers on our team, and it’s because of each and every member on our team that we have such a caring culture and fulfilling workplace,” said Overwaitea Food Group president Darrell Jones. “The credit is due to our team members for making OFG such a great place to work.”


The Overwaitea Food Group (OFG) is the largest Western-based Canadian food store chain, serving more than 80 communities in B.C. and Alberta. The company has been in operation for 100 years, with its first store originally located in New Westminster, B.C. OFG currently operates than 147 stores under the Save-On-Foods, Overwaitea Foods, Cooper’s Foods, Urban Fare, PriceSmart Foods, PriceSmart Foods International, and Bulkley Valley Wholesale banners. With the support of more than 15,000 team members, OFG proudly provides customers with great local value in unique and innovative ways; delivering world-class products, services, and an exceptional in-store experience, customized to suit the needs of each community they serve.

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The Overwaitea Food Group (OFG) opens its first SaveOn-Foods International store in the Surrey neighbourhood of Fleetwood

The store offers a unique selection of products from around the world as well as a large selection of B.C. VQA wine

Surrey, B.C., 2015-11-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Overwaitea Food Group (OFG) has established its first SaveOn-Foods International store in the Surrey neighbourhood of Fleetwood, offering customers a diverse selection of world foods and the western foods they know and love.

Formerly a PriceSmart Foods International, the store converted to reopen as the OFG’s first Save-OnFoods International on November 6, maintaining the products and prices Fleetwood customers are used to while adding value with Save-On-Foods promotions such as Darrell’s Deals, Talk About Fresh Solutions, and Talk About What’s New.

In addition to food items from Europe, Asia, and around the world, the Fleetwood Save-On-Foods International also carries made-in-B.C. wine, and is the second grocery store in the province to do so.

“It’s amazing to be able to offer our customers the products they want at the prices they have come to expect from B.C.’s Most Loved Brand,” said Save-On-Foods president Darrell Jones. “Not only are we bringing the best from around the world right to our diverse customer base here in Surrey, but we’re bringing the best of B.C. wines from our own backyard for our customers to enjoy.”


Save-On-Foods is committed to Going the Extra Mile for customers in every community served, every day. Known for its unique approach in customizing each store to best suit the needs of the neighbourhood and sourcing local products wherever possible, the company has been innovating and putting customers first for over 100 years.

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