The Jim Pattison Group



Vancouver-based Jim Pattison Group is Canada's third largest privately held company. Established in 1961 by Jim Pattison, the group is comprised of 455 worldwide locations including food retail and distribution, specialty packaging, advertising, magazine distribution, broadcasting, and automotive retailing. Annual sales have grown from $2.2 million to $7.2 billion in 2010. In the same period, the group's number of employees has increased from 51 to 33,000.

The Jim Pattison Group is concentrated in North America. In addition to PATTISON Outdoor Advertising, the group's holdings include Ripley's Believe It or Not (more than 40 attractions in eight countries), the Overwaitea Food Group (including Save-On-Foods), Buy-Low Foods grocery stores, Canadian Fishing Company (Gold Seal salmon), and the News Group (North America's second-largest magazine and newspaper distributor).

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