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Cooper’s Foods banner to disappear from B.C.

Overwaitea to convert 12 remaining stores to Save-On-Foods

B.C. residents will be seeing more of Save-On-Foods.

Overwaitea Food Group has announced the 12 remaining stores under its Cooper’s Foods banner will be converted to Save-On-Foods in the next year.

The move doesn’t come as a surprise given some Cooper’s Foods have already been converted into Save-Ons, with several more rebrands recently announced.

In September, Overwaitea announced four Cooper’s locations in Abbotsford, Port Coquitlam, Dewedney and Chilliwack would be converted to Save-Ons.

Despite the conversions, a spokesperson from Overwaitea Food Group told Canadian Grocer at the time that the company had no intentions to phase out Cooper’s Foods.

READ: Overwaitea converts six stores to Save-On banner

But according to an article in Kelowna Daily Courier, customers have been asking for Save-On programs in Cooper’s stores.

“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,” Overwaitea Food Group B.C. general manager Tony Piwek said. “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 Save-On-Foods.

Cooper’s Foods was founded by the Cooper family in Revelstoke, B.C. in 1956. When the family moved to Kamloops a few years later they began to open more locations and put the family name on stores.

Overwaitea Food Group bought the Cooper’s chain in 1999.

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