Chuck’s Produce stores sold to Canadian company

Chuck’s Produce has been purchased, but the name and faces that customers regularly see at the store will remain the same – and they will be able to see them on Saturday.

Pattison Food Group, a company based in Vancouver, British Columbia, announced that its Roth’s Fresh Markets business has purchased Chuck’s Produce and Street Market.

Roth’s Fresh Markets is based in Salem, Oregon, but was purchased by Pattison in October 2021. At the time of its sale, it had nine stores in the Central Valley of Willamette, Oregon. Like Chuck’s, it specialized in local produce, while also focusing on custom cake centers and catering.

Chuck’s two grocery stores will report to Roth President Tim Jennings.

“This is an exciting time for our business,” Jennings said in a press release. “Joining the Pattison Food Group last October gave Roth’s the opportunity to grow and strengthen our business as we do today with the acquisition of Chuck’s Produce and Street Market.

Roth’s and Chuck’s share similar values, according to the press release. Both companies, he continued, not only support local produce, but also provide the freshest local produce.

“We are delighted to welcome the Chuck’s team to Roth’s and Pattison Food Group,” said Darrell Jones, president of Pattison Food Group, in the release. “He is a great addition to the group who shares our commitment to excellent quality and customer service.”

The stores were owned by Premier Management Service Corp., co-owned by Bart Colson. Colson is a partner in Vancouver’s Hawthorn Retirement Group, which owns numerous senior care facilities in the United States, including Springwood Landing Gracious Retirement Living in Vancouver.

The stores are known to be one of the best grocers in the county and one of the few locally owned. Unlike other retailers, Chuck’s was closed on Saturdays and did not sell pork, shellfish, wine or spirits.

Pattison announced Monday night that starting April 2, both Chuck locations will be open on Saturdays. They will also sell pork products and sell wine and spirits pending regulatory approval.

The Columbian reported that the Chuck’s Produce and Street Market locations were up for sale in December, listing on the market for $7.5 million for the Mill Plain location and $17 million for the Salmon Creek location.

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