Overwaitea Food Group

19855-92A Ave.
Langley, British Columbia V1M 3B6, Canada

Overwaitea, operating under the banners Overwaitea, Save-On Foods, Cooper’s Foods, PriceSmart Food, and Urban Faires, is the 42nd largest food retailer in North America in the Supermarket News rankings for 2011.

Store Count

Overwaitea operates 120 stores throughout Canada as well as its Bulkley Valley wholesale operation, which supplies more than 1,800 stores. (Source: Yahoo Finance, Overwaitea Company Profile)


Overwaitea is owned in-whole by the Tim Pattison Group, which is owned and operated by Canadian business magnate Tim Pattison.


Approximately 14,250 workers are employed by Tim Pattison Group’s Overwaitea division, of which 9,377, or 66% of total, are represented by the UFCW. (Sources: Zoom Company Information, May 2011; UFCW Contract Database)


In 2010, Overwaitea generated $2.85 billion in sales, up 78% from $1.6 billion in 1999. (Source: Zoom Company Information, May 2011)