Our Story

New Seasons Market brings delicious, healthy food from local farmers, producers, ranchers & fishermen to our communities.

At the same time, we provide you with choices—at New Seasons, you’ll find the best mix of grocery classics and local, organic favorites, from Frosted Flakes® to free-range chicken. And that grocery goodness goes beyond our store’s four walls: we’re firmly committed to environmental stewardship, to giving back to our community, and to providing a progressive workplace where our staff thrives. But at the end of the day, it’s about really good food. And good food makes everyone happy.

At a Glance facts
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2000

Founded

3,253

Employees

10%

After-tax profits go back to nonprofits

High Fives!

174,891

High Fives Given in a Day

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Headquartered in the beautiful

Portland, Oregon

and glorious

Pacific Northwest

Serving communities in

Oregon
Washington
Northern California

Who we are
1999
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Three families from Portland, Oregon—all with deep roots in local food—got together and asked themselves a question:

"What if we created a store that celebrated a living community of food?"

It was about rethinking what a grocery store could be: in the new millennium, the families envisioned returning to the idea of a neighborhood market, selling local and organic items—and conventional products, too. A fun, friendly place where customers could make that connection to who and where their food came from. The kind of store that honors its farmers, ranchers, growers and makers—and helps them prosper for generations to come.

2000
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That "What if?" turned into

"Let's Do It!"

We started with one store in Raleigh Hills, a neighborhood on the outskirts of Portland. It was grocery with gusto—starting from scratch and building a store the old-fashioned way: with love. It was a blast. It still is.

Today
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Even though we're bigger—think 18 stores and more on the way in Oregon, Washington and Northern California—we continue to be inspired by:

the joy of great food, a connection to community, and gratitude to our customers and staff.