ITASCA, Ill. — Jewel-Osco is commemorating Black History Month by kicking off its annual “A Taste of Black History” celebration to honor its African-American vendors.
To kick off the month-long program, which now is in its 12th year, the retailer said it would host in-store celebrations at three Chicago stores and one store in Homewood, Ill., and tastings of African-American vendor products each Sunday in February.
“Diversity and developing minority vendors are important to us and the success of our company,” said Jim Seidler, Jewel-Osco organic specialty and ethnic sales and merchandising manager. “Therefore, we would like to thank our African-American vendors for their outstanding contributions that help us meet the needs of our customers every day. In turn, we hope consumers recognize that by purchasing African-American vendor products, they are also supporting these outstanding men and women.”