All Cooper's Foods stores converting to Save-On-Foods banner
Monday, January 11, 2016
The Cooper’s Foods banner will disappear from the British
Columbia retail landscape this year as owner Overwaitea Food Group completes
the conversion of the stores to its Save-On-Foods chain.
“We’re proud of the Cooper’s heritage. We’ll put a
storyboard in each store to let people know it used to be a Cooper’s and the
name’s history,” Tony Piwek, Overwaitea’s general manager for B.C., told the
Kelowna Daily Courier.
“But, Cooper’s is owned by Overwaitea Food Group and
Save-On-Foods is the group’s main banner, so it’s time to turn them into
Last year, four Cooper’s Foods and two PriceSmart stores
were converted to Save-On-Foods. There are currently 12 Cooper’s Foods stores
listed on the grocer’s website.
The Cooper family started in the grocery business in 1956 in
Revelstoke, B.C. When the family moved to Kamloops a few years later, they
added more locations and started putting the family name on the stores. Overwaitea
bought the Cooper’s chain from Ron Cooper Sr. in 1999, and added more
“Most customers know Cooper’s is part of the Overwaitea Food
Group,” said Piwek. “And since Save-On is the group’s main banner, customers
have been asking for Save-On programs in Cooper’s stores. By rebranding
Cooper’s stores to Save-On, customers will seamlessly have access to all these