In 1979, Dick and Marsha Wright opened their first grocery store in Oregon. Since then, under the guidance of CEO Rick Wright, Dick and Marsha’s son, have grown this family business into the second-largest grocer in Oregon.
Market of Choice is based in Eugene, and their stores carry natural and organic products as well as conventional groceries. They are well known for high quality and service with an emphasis on keeping it local.
Market of Choice is an independent grocer that employs local people and believes in buying and carrying local foods. They offer more than 7,000 products from Oregon farmers, ranchers and food producers, and local vendors.
Market of Choice offers a relaxing, enjoyable shopping experience and an extensive selection of natural, organic, conventional, and local products at affordable prices. Staffed by friendly people who care about the communities where they live and work, Market of Choice has 10 stores in Oregon, located in Ashland, Bend, Corvallis, Eugene, Portland and West Linn.
They are Oregon’s largest family-owned grocer, with more than 1,300 team members, and have provided good jobs for thousands of people over the years. They have earned a reputation among their employees for treating people right. On top of that, they are supported by hundreds of local food and beverage producers, making an impact on jobs across the state, making it their mission to provide high-quality, innovative choices for every lifestyle, as well as the best locally sourced products and familiar brands that you trust.
Part of Market of Choice’s mission too is social responsibility and has placed great importance on giving back. They have a clear commitment in each community to help meet the needs and make sure they are helping kids and families.
All of their stores work closely and are super active year-round with local food-collection programs to ensure that food, and food boxes are distributed to food banks and by other means to help fight hunger in Oregon. They also have the Scan-A-Coupon program, where customers can add a $1, $5, or $10 coupon to their purchase at checkout that goes directly to food banks in their local community.
Their generosity and sense of service goes beyond this to incorporate other non-profits that make big impacts, raising and donating millions of dollars to Oregon causes. They also use eScrip which allows Market of Choice to give up to 4 percent of customer purchases to the school; group or organization of the customer’s choice, year-round, when a debit or credit card is used. Thanks to loyal customers, Market of Choice is one of the largest grocery store contributors to Oregon schools.
Visit Market of Choice’s website to see store locations and the many other ways they make a difference in each community through donations, events, fundraisers, and more. They truly care about their customers and the communities they serve.
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