From humble roots as a door-to-door milk delivery company, to our leading position today as Regina’s most trusted and well known health foods & specialty products store, Old Fashion Foods has always been dedicated to keeping the community healthy and well nourished. Founded in 1964 as the Best-O-Milk Company the family business soon partnered with the local Dad’s Cookie factory in east Regina, distributing bottles of milk & boxes of cookies to delighted Regina residents’ doors. Business was booming, with more and more grocery items being added over time, until it was decided to open a retail outlet and officially opened the first store on February 16, 1965 and OLD FASHION FOODS was born.
As the years passed, the grocery store began to evolve, with a growing interest in vitamins, health & nutritional supplements starting to blossom. The customer base was rapidly increasing, as the store’s reputation for top quality products and friendly customer service passed by word of mouth throughout Regina. As a result, more stores were added, and the business expanded to open up locations outside the city and even the province. Currently, there are five stores in Regina, and three franchises for a total of eight stores.
Old Fashion Foods has been a local Family business for three generations. Ron Schroeder was the driving force of Old Fashion Foods right from the beginning. He made it what it is today! In 1994 Ron Schroeder’s daughter Kari Waldbauer starting working in the business and has been actively involved ever since. In 2016 Kari’s daughter, Shandee Waldbauer came on board as General Manager and looks forward to the day her children will work in the business as she did from a young age.
Thank You for supporting us for over 50 years!