Western Family jobs on line in Topco consolidation

Western Family to close doors in Tigard at end of year

The Western Family Foods headquarters in Tigard, June 10, 2016 (KOIN)
The Western Family Foods headquarters in Tigard, June 10, 2016 (KOIN)

TIGARD, Ore. (KOIN) — In another instance of “nationwide consolidation,” Western Family Foods has agreed to have Topco take over their private label branded products.

In a release to their employees on June 7, the Tigard-based company said consolidating with Topco will “bring many benefits to Western Family customers” through “economies of scale.”

Cherylynn Moser, the legal manager for Western Family, told KOIN 6 News it’s harder for independent retailers to compete when “every penny counts.” This consolidation will help their customer retailers, she said.

As many as 60 people could lose their jobs. Moser said it’s unclear if Topco will keep anyone and the building in Tigard will close its doors at the end of 2016.

It’s not clear when the layoffs could begin, she said. Western Family has been around since 1982.

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