Rudy’s Markets Inc. to take ownership of Terrebonne Thriftway; will rename to Oliver Lemon’s
Terrebonne’s only grocery store will remain locally owned thanks to its acquisition by Rudy’s Market Inc., which operates specialty, employee-owned grocery stores in Bend and Sisters. It will be renamed to Oliver Lemon’s, and the company’s employees will take full ownership over time.
Like its sister stores, Newport Avenue Market in Bend and Oliver Lemon’s in Sisters – Oliver Lemon’s in Terrebonne will offer shoppers mainstream and convenience items, including the store’s famous fried chicken, as well as hard-to-find foods and unusual gifts.
“We are excited to be growing our roots in Central Oregon to include the Terrebonne community,” said Lauren Johnson, Leader of the Pack/CEO & President for Rudy’s Markets Inc. “We offer the highest grocery wages in the area and a thorough benefits package that supports the local economy. When you shop at one of our stores, you are supporting your neighbors and friends right here in Central Oregon.”
Melvin’s by Newport Ave Market in Sisters will be renamed Oliver Lemon’s. The name change for both the Terrebonne and Sisters markets reflects their fun, colorful brand represented by Oliver – a vibrant, multi-hued rooster.
“When it came to naming our new market, we knew we wanted something that reflected who we are,” said Johnson. “Something a little savory. A little zesty. A little unusual. And a lot local. Oliver reminds us of our hometown roots and, like a weather vane, always keeps us pointed in the right direction, keeping our employee owners and local community top of mind in all we do.”