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ITASCA, Ill. — Jewel-Osco, which is owned by New Albertsons, has completed 18 remodeled stores, which feature an expanded variety of the fresh produce, meat and seafood.
“Jewel-Osco is committed to delivering a shopping experience that exceeds the expectations of all local customers,” stated Jewel-Osco, president William Emmons. “These redesigned stores bring a reinvigorated look to our customers, while offering a fresh, new feel to their shopping experience. Jewel-Osco has invested millions of dollars in these stores to show our customers that Jewel-Osco is the number one grocery retailer in the Chicagoland area. Not only have we invested in the store itself, the remodels have also created hundreds of jobs within these stores. We look forward to continuing to provide our neighbors with fresh, quality products and outstanding service they expect from Jewel-Osco.”
To commemorate the occasion, Jewel-Osco will make donations to two local organizations at each store. The company will recognize local schools, food pantries, and other non-for profit organizations with $1,000 donations, respectively.
Virtually every department received fresh updates in the remodels. Equipped with new self-service salad bars, the produce departments are destinations in and of themselves, with a variety of changes including new juice bars, expanded cut fruit sections and freshly made guacamole. The bakery departments are now equipped with new cases that offer several types of fruit tarts, truffles, Eli’s cheesecakes, fudge fantasy brownies and a wide variety of other confectionary treats. With expanded prepared hot and cold food sections, the delis are equipped with carving stations and offer Dietz and Watson sandwiches and wraps made fresh every day. The refreshed meat and seafood departments include hand trimmed as well as natural and antibiotic-free chicken, fresh seafood that can be seasoned and steamed without an additional cost and a live lobster tanks.
The grand re-openings are just the beginning of what’s to come for the company. Jewel-Osco is still underway with remodels in stores across the Chicagoland area and will be transitioning their newly acquired Dominick’s locations in mid-January, the company stated.