Q&A with the President of Save-On-Foods


Leading up to the 2014 Invest New West Economic Forum on October 2nd, we’re partnering with the City of New Westminster to bring you interviews with all of the speakers to let you get to know them a little better! This year’s Economic Forum will explore the present and future growth of New Westminster and highlight potential opportunities for business and investment.

Photo: Christine McAvoy
Photo: Christine McAvoy

The first in our series is Darrell Jones, President of Save-On-Foods and the Overwaitea Food Group. Learn more about him and what New Westminster means to him.

Please tell us your name, your title at your company and what you do.

Darrell Jones, President of Save-On-Foods and the Overwaitea Food Group.

What’s your mark on New West/what do you consider to be your greatest mark on New West?

New Westminster is where our company got its start nearly 100 years ago, so the City holds a special place for us. Today, we have 3 great stores located conveniently to serve the entire community, and we were thrilled to be recently voted the city’s Best Grocery Store, which is a real testament to the talent and commitment of the hundreds of team members we have working hard every day to exceed our customers’ expectations. 

Describe New Westminster’s future in one word.


Which speaker are you looking forward to hearing from?

All of them.

What’s your favorite thing to do on a sunny Sunday afternoon?

Go for a walk on the beach.

What is your favorite sport to play/watch?


What is the last book your read or movie you watched? Was it good?

Hercules. And, yes!

Name a travel destination that is on your bucket list (that you haven’t visited yet).


What was your favorite thing to do as a kid?

Play hockey.


This year’s forum takes place October 2nd at the Anvil Centre. Learn all about it at investnewwest.ca