Friday, February 28, 2014


This is the last entry on the formation of The Jim Pattison Group. You would think that as he got older, Pattison would be slowing down. That doesn't seem to be happening.

Here's a list of the companies that joined The Jim Pattison Group fold in 2011:

-  the group obtained Onestop Media Group, the owner/operator of national interior digital out-of-home advertising networks.
- Fourth Wall Media Inc., an interactive agency specializing in online, digital and creative/content production services for out-of-home advertising.
- a vehicle lease fleet from Wolfe Motors Ltd.
- obtained assets of Ozark News for the states of Kentucky and Tennessee
- purchased two retail grocery stores located in Burnaby, BC, and one grocery store in Westerose, Alberta
- purchased all of the shares of Ocean Fisheries Ltd.
- out-of-home advertising faces, including digital displays, located in Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta and the BC Interior
-  Naumes Concentrates Inc., a Washington State juice concentrates manufacturer
- Everything Wine Inc., BC’s ‘Wine Superstore’
- A minority interest in Q99 - CIKT-FM an FM radio station in Grande Prairie, Alberta owned by Bear Creek Broadcasting Ltd.
- Kelowna Super Foods, a retail business located in Kelowna, BC

The following acquisitions were acquired in 2012:

- Frontier Automotive Group’s Toyota and Subaru franchises together with a stand-alone body shop in Winnipeg, Manitoba

-Comag Marketing Group LLC and Comag Marketing Group Canada Inc. from Hearst Magazines and Condé Nast

- the assets of Radil Bros. Fishing Company Ltd. in Richmond, British Columbia

- the franchisee-owned Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Museum and 4D moving theatre in Panama City, Florida
- a vehicle lease fleet from Alex Williamson Motors, Ltd. in Uxbridge, Ontario
- Karpata Instore Service, LLC in Grand Rapids, Michigan Acquired the Zellers’ pharmacy assets in British Columbia and Alberta
- awarded an FM radio station licence for 95.3 THE PEAK in Calgary
- out-of-home media structures across Canada from CN Rail/All Vision
- Radio license swap in Vancouver with Vancouver Co-operative Radio Society for CKPK-FM (The Peak) to 102.7 FM
- Meinhardt Fine Foods Inc., a retail grocery store in Vancouver, British Columbia
- a vehicle lease fleet from Guildwood Leasing Ltd. in Uxbridge, Ontario
- Davis Neon, Inc., a sign manufacturer in Heath Springs, South Carolina
- a partnership interest in the fishing vessel F.V. Nordfjord, now called F.V. RAW Spirit
Now we are at 2013. And another list of companies acquired and awarded

- Awarded an Audi automotive dealership franchise for Edmonton North in Edmonton, Alberta.
-a Volkswagen franchise in Surrey, BC, and a vehicle lease portfolio from Schlueter Motors, Waterloo, ON.
- three Mercury Retail Services businesses in Texas, Florida, New Mexico and Alabama.
-Started up Genera Solutions, a data management service provider and IT solutions company for the publishing industry in Charlotte, NC.
- Merged Distribution Services, Inc. (DSI), an in-store execution and merchandising business, into TNG’s merchandising operations to form TNG Merchandising Services.
-Completed a going-private transaction, under which Great Pacific Industries Inc. purchased all of the minority shares of Sun-Rype Products Ltd.
- three retail grocery stores in Hope, BC, Boyle, AB, and Clearwater, BC.
- out-of-home digital, static and tri-vision advertising faces in Hamilton, ON.

And finally, in 2014, The Jim Pattison Group has acquired three radio stations, CKCE-FM (101.5 Kool-FM) in Calgary, CHIQ-FM (Fab943) and CFQX-FM (QX104FM) in Winnipeg. The year has just started, so who knows how much more Pattison will add to the fold!
Thanks goes to  The Jim Pattison Group website for the information.

I hope you find the beauty around you.

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