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Jewel-Osco is a chain of supermarkets headquartered in Chicago.
All about Jewel-Osco
Jewel-Osco, sometimes shortened just to Jewel, is a chain of supermarkets based in Illinois. They're well known in the area for having nice quality products at great prices. They have lots of locally grown products so that you can support your local community. Their locations also include a pharmacy so you can pick up your prescriptions all in one go. Don't forget that you can also order cakes and deli trays if you're throwing a party or have a special event coming up!
There are lots of ways to save money when you shop at Jewel-Osco. First of all, add them to your favorite stores right here on Tiendeo so that you always have all the best Jewel-Osco coupons right in one place! You can also head on over to their official website, www.jewelosco.com, where you can shop their online weekly ad to find all the latest deals. They also have lots of online coupons you can check out to save big.
The history of Jewel-Osco
Jewel-Osco was founded in 1899 by Frank Vernon Skiff, who partnered up quickly with his brother in law, Frank P. Ross. They originally started out selling just coffee, but expanded and became a grocery store over the years. Today, there are 185 Jewel-Osco locations in Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa. It is a subsidiary of Albertsons, which is based in Idaho.
Jewel-Osco was actually supposed to be a coffee service!
When Frank Vernon Skiff founded his company named Jewel in 1899, he actually sold something that wasn't groceries - instead, it was a coffee delivery service that went door to door!
It got its first change in 1902, when his brother in law Frank P. Ross joined the operation. They renamed in the Jewel Tea Company and started expanding their routes, getting up to 850 routes in 1915.
In 1929, they built a warehouse and office that also had a facility to roast coffee. They also started opening up food store divisions, and focused on opening their stores in cites and delivering to small towns. In 1932, they acquired a chain of grocery stores that pushed them towards becoming a grocery store themselves. They were called Jewel Food Stores, and they ended up merging with the Jewel Tea Company.
By 1981, they had a huge selection of items, with 10,000 general merchandise products and another 350 grocery items.