Brown and Cole

Brown And Cole, the Markets LLCBrown and Cole is a supermarket chain that operates in various locations in Washington State and the surrounding area. They sell an array of products including fresh produce, fresh meat and canned foods.

Brown and Cole were originally established in 1909 making it the oldest supermarket in Washington. However, the company name is not often used anymore, and the company goes by the title “The Markets” which is a banner for a series of other trade names. Some of the trade names include Food Pavilion, Cost Cutter, Food Depot and Save on Food.

The first store to be converted to “The Market” style of supermarket was the branch located in Anacortes. The conventional supermarket merged with a traditional market has been a success as the idea has been welcomed by the general public. They have a department specifically for spices, allowing you to smell the spices before purchasing them for home cooking. They have other sections where the staff cook food in front of you and allow you to take the recipe home with you.

The mission of the company was to make the weekly food shop more fun and enjoyable. The layout of the store allows customer and employee interaction encouraging a high standard of customer service. The market element comes into play with the décor and the fact that all products are locally sourced, each item is marked with a rating showing how local they are to the store.

In 2011, the company is continuing to grow by converting older stores to the new layout and acquiring new stores to add to the chain.

The company’s customer service team can be contacted at: P.O. Box 9797, Bellingham, WA 98227 – 9797 U.S.A. Other important statistics about the company can be found listed below:
Ownership: The Markets
Public/Private: Private
Mergers: N/A
Number of Stores: 18
Number of Employees: 2100
Annual Revenue: $227.6 million
Geography: Washington
Demographic: Value Shopper
Special Services: N/A

The Markets
International Market
Food Pavilion
Cost Cutter
Save on Foods
Food Depot
Everson Market

Baby Basics
Wild Harvest Organics
Culinary Circle
Java Delight
Shoppers Value

Important Links
Corporate Home Page
Online Shopping N/A
Circular and Specials
Jobs and Careers
Store Locations


  1. Frank Banks May 15, 2015 at 7:50 pm - Reply

    This is great. I will be very happy to see fonio in your store. I have been looking for where to buy fonio, even whole foods don’t carry it yet.

  2. Erin Flaherty November 30, 2014 at 10:17 am - Reply

    Dear Brown & Cole,

    We are Earths Goodness LLC, We are happy to introduce to you our new and nutritional pack product “FONIO.” We are contacting you because most of our online customers within Washington state have requested for us to make this product (Fonio) available in their one stop shop for their grocery needs.

    From across the world to your table, Fonio is the tiny grain loaded with possibilities. Consumed for thousands of years, Fonio is enjoyed by West Africans who thrive on this healthy cereal. Not to mention it tastes great! Fonio grains are similar in size to a poppy seed, but don’t let the small size fool you. These little jewels are packed with body-strengthening nutrients and an earthy flavor that will leave you wanting more.

    Below are some of the nutritional contents of Fonio:

    *High in vitamins and minerals like B-vitamins and Calcium
    *Tons of delicious applications
    *No fillers, additives, preservatives, or artificial ingredients of any kind
    *Excellent source of essential amino acids, like Methionine and Cystine, which help with processes in the body that:

    -prevent harmful fat buildup in the arteries and liver
    -grow strong hair, skin, nails, and bones
    -detox the body, particularly the liver and brain

    * Known as a Low GI (glycemic index) food that contributes to your overall health with the following benefits

    help with weight loss
    lower risk for diabetes and heart disease
    decrease body inflammation

    Fonio is an ideal choice for your next meal, whether it’s breakfast or a side dish. It outshines other grains like white rice and oatmeal due to its higher protein, vitamin, and mineral content.

    Fonio is super versatile– hot or cold, sweet or savory, the possibilities are nearly endless.

    We have over 17 Fonio recipes with videos on our website (coming soon) here is just a few;

    Quick Fonio Recipes

    Fonio Couscous

    Heat oil in a small saucepan and add cook ¼ cup finely diced onion until soft. Add 1 cup of water, vegetable broth, or chicken broth and bring to a boil. Add ½ cup rinsed fonio, stir, cover, and let sit for 5 minutes off of the heat. Fluff and serve with chopped fresh herbs.

    Hot Cereal

    Bring 1 cup of milk or water to a boil in a saucepan. Add ¼ cup rinsed fonio, reduce the heat, and simmer for 5 minutes. Serve hot with dried fruit, cinnamon, and your sweetener of choice.

    Please let us know how we can both work together to satisfy the needs of our customers by having the product available in your stores.

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  4. Mike Rigacci February 3, 2012 at 3:05 pm - Reply

    Im sure Facebook will approve my last post. !

  5. Mike Rigacci February 3, 2012 at 2:09 pm - Reply

    Dont wear your ( Obama ) campaign button to Food Pavillion in Sedro Woolley . " We run you customers off " is what Diana ( the cashier ) told me tuesday. A Police Report was filed by me last night. Local cops are limited , so perhaps another agency can wipe the smile off her face. Second time this problem occured @ Food Pavilion in one week. Whats Up with that ?

    • Jen October 15, 2014 at 6:28 pm - Reply

      LOL! that only makes me want to shop there more… awesome!

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