In 1899 with $700, a rented horse, and a secondhand wagon, Frank Skiff started Jewel Tea Company. Delivering coffee, tea, and
spices directly to customers’ homes. Chicago homemakers welcomed the opportunity to get higher quality products right at their front door. Today, Jewel-Osco remains a reliable friend to households in the greater Chicago metropolitan area, including northwest Indiana. Locals call it "the Jewel."
From the beginning we have been committed to delivering the best quality products and courteous, friendly service to our customers. Over a century after Jewel Tea Company began, Jewel-Osco has continued to strive towards that main goal.
We now have 187 store locations and one distribution center, allowing us to serve our customers right in their own communities, and making it easy for them to access the wide range of products and services that we offer. Every day we strive to become our customers favorite supermarket by ensuring we are bringing them values, variety and a friendly face that is always there to help. We hope you will join our family as we continue to grow and expand.