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About us
1982 Ken Schley, John Briuolo and Noel Hayward, all in their mid-twenties, discovered the present Qualicum Beach location and soon after, Qualicum Foods opened. Then in 1986, the addition of partner Bruce Robertson resulted in the first Quality Foods store in Parksville.

Today, our company leaders continue to be active in the communities we serve
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“Two of the best things we did in the early days that made a huge impact on our future as a company” recalls Ken Schley, Director of Operations, “were:

a.) Making our customers shopping experience as unique and positive as possible, and

b.) Getting involved with the community.”

As a leader in community activities, people turn to QF to help in a variety of ways, says Ken. “In many cases we actually roll up our sleeves and help out at an event! In fact the QF Children’s Sandcastle Competition each summer is a good example; the entire event is run by QF volunteers.”

QF has earned many regional, provincial and national Awards of Merit as an active member of the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers. This is a testament to the team and entrepreneurial spirit which has been so important to our success to date.

Innovation has also been a large factor in establishing Quality Foods as a strong independent. Having introduced the first preferred shopper program in the Canadian grocery industry in 1991, to offering Western Canada’s first full online shopping service in 1997,

The Jim Pattison Group had been a non-controlling strategic partner with QF, and in 2017 became the full owners of Quality Foods Ltd.

Whether it's a 100% company-paid benefit plan or hosted QF celebratory gatherings, continues a tradition of putting our people first. first.
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What is it like to work at Quality Foods?

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What are people saying about the leadership at Quality Foods?

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of employees approve of Noel Hayward’s performance as CEO
CEO Approval is based on 42 ratings
Bad work place
Written by Produce Clerk (Former Employee) from Parksville, BC on 28 February 2020
I worked there for a year after about 8 months they started saying I was the worst worker there when I was the one who worked the most for my department they even tried getting me to drop out of Highschool to be a manger
Long lunch
Long hours bad management
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What jobs are available at Quality Foods?

Top work locations
Powell River, BC
Langford, BC
Port Alberni, BC
Nanaimo, BC
Victoria, BC
Most popular roles
Grocery Associate
Customer Service Associate / Cashier
Deli Associate

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