For Immediate release:
County Market will open in Louisiana, MO.
Niemann Foods announced today that they have signed a lease with Raul Walters Properties, owner of the Twin Pike Shopping Center. NFI plans a major renovation of the former Kroger space with a spring of 2014 opening anticipated. “It’s been a long and somewhat difficult process, but things are in motion now”, says Rich Niemann, President & CEO of NFI, parent company of County Market.
“The community has been without a full service supermarket long enough. Even though we don’t have access to the property until September, we will be working on our plans and will hit the ground running this fall.”
Niemann Foods, founded in 1917, is associate owned, and based in Quincy, IL. Operating over 100 retail stores, including County Markets, Pick A Dilly’s, Save A Lots and ACE Hardware stores, providing employment to almost 5,000 people in IL, MO & Iowa.
Press Release: NFI will acquire four Hickman stores
Contact Gerry Kettler
Niemann Foods 217-221-5681
Jim Hickman, President, Hickman's IGA, and Rich Niemann Jr., President & CEO Niemann Foods Inc., an associate owned company, jointly announce the signing of a purchase agreement where NFI will acquire four Hickman stores. The stores are located in Mexico, Vandalia, Bowling Green and Winfield, Mo.
Following a due diligence period, the transfer of ownership is expected on or before April 1st. "After 54 years of operating our stores the time was right to review our operations in mid-Missouri. I am very proud of all our associates and the relationships we have built in the communities. NFI is a successful company and is held in the highest regard in the industry. I know that the Niemann group will be a good fit for our employees and the towns we serve “ said Jim Hickman.
NFI plans to meet with the Hickman associates this week to discuss the change in ownership. The stores will remain open and will continue to operate as IGA's during the transition. "We are excited to expand our presence in Missouri and Jim and his team have been great to work with. We are pleased to build on the Hickman tradition of quality products and great customer service. Today, more than ever, we know folks need low prices……. we will deliver that!“ says Rich Niemann.
NFI will begin a major renovation of the Mexico store later this year along with remodels at the other locations. With the anticipated sales growth there is potential job growth in all 4 communities and the surrounding areas. Jim Hickman will remain involved with the stores as a consultant. The Perry and Paris Missouri Hickman IGA’s are not part of this transaction. Niemann foods has expanded its presence in Missouri recently, adding an Ace Hardware and County Market in Palmyra, and adding pharmacies in Palmyra, Canton and Lewistown, all in the last 3 years. Niemann Foods, founded in 1917, headquarter in Quincy Il, is an associate owned company providing employment to over 5,000 associates, in Illinois, Missouri, and Iowa. NFI operates 100 retail locations including, County Markets, Save A Lots, County Market Express & Pick A Dilly Convenience stores, Pet Supplies Plus and Ace Hardware stores.
Downtown County Market - Progress Underway
Progress is under way on the newest County Market set to open in March in Springfield Il. Located at 2nd & Carpenter, the store will be a full-service supermarket and is located near the historic downtown and the medical district in Springfield. It will feature a drive up pharmacy, drive up Caribou Coffee and a sit down deli seating area with wifi along with the best perishables and prices in town!
The Niemann Foods Foundation is dedicated to youth and serving the needs of the communities we do business in. The Foundation recently granted several organizations funding for their programs.
Culver Stockton College was granted $1,500 for their annual fund drive.
Quincy University Soccer Program, received $1,000.
The following schools received funding for student financial education.
Hannibal Mo Public Schools, $1500,
Sacred Heart Griffon in Springfield, $1,500
Champaign Public Schools, $2500
EMAIL SCAM - Please Be Aware!
County Market customers, be aware that we have been alerted to a new email scam that is being sent to Internet customers. Please do not open the email or go to the website that is referenced inside the email as it did not come from County Market, NFI or myCountyMarket.com.
If you go to the website provided in the email, you may open your computer and personal information up to a virus, spyware or other harmful downloads. Below is a sample of the SCAM email that some of our customers have recently received:
On behalf of County Market you have been issued a $1,000 Visa Gift Card free of charge.
Card type: Visa Gift Card
Issued to: (Customer Name)
Issuing branch: Lincoln, IL
Valud until: 8/2015
Please use the following website to claim your card and have it shipped to the address of your choosing:
Go to www reward2012 com
Note that claims must be made within 48 hours from this email being sent, or the above link will become invalid.
Employee Benefits Center, LLC
This is a SCAM email through www.rewards2012.com and has been sent to some of our valued customers and is NOT genuine. The email is NOT from us. Our name is used illegally and without authorization. We do not send unsolicited emails asking for money, personal details or giving away prizes.
Should you receive a communication of this type, please DO NOT, under any circumstances, provide your personal details. We strongly recommend that you simply ignore it, and do not respond to it or communicate further with the person who sent the email to you.
We received a Thank You letter from a Keokuk school that received the Max Dollars for Education $1,000 donation. We wanted to share it with you.
County Market buys Main Street pharmacy
Main Street Pharmacy in Lewistown will be closing its doors, but the good news the business is moving into the County Market store. Gerry Kettler, Director of Consumer Affairs for Niemann Foods, Inc. confirmed that Niemann Foods plans to acquire the Main Street Pharmacy located at 195 S. Main St.
Main Street Pharmacy is owned by registered pharmacist Joe Miles and his wife Kay. Joe will join the County Market team upon the completion of the sale. Joe said he is excited about what the future holds in store.
“I have enjoyed serving my customers here in my hometown for over 33 years and I look forward to providing the same personal service at County Market,” Joe said.
The pharmacy name will change to County Market Health Mart Pharmacy and will relocate to the County Market store at 518 S. Main St. County Market Store Director Cecil Ray said the move will benefit area residents to have the services under one roof.
“Everyone at County Market is excited to provide this added customer service and we look forward to welcoming Joe to our family,” Ray added. All the prescriptions on file at Main Street Pharmacy will be automatically transferred to the new location.
Kettler noted this is the 13th pharmacy that Niemann Foods, Inc. owns and operates. The date is yet to be determined but the sale/transfer is expected to be completed within the next couple of months. Niemann Foods, founded in 1917 is associate owned. The company, headquartered in Quincy, employs 4,500 people and operates more than 95 retail stores in Illinois, Missouri and Iowa. In addition to Lewistown, the company has stores in Havana, Farmington and Macomb in this region.
Published in the FultonDemocrat
Written By Stacey Creasy
For Immediate Release
Niemann Foods, Inc.
Niemann Foods, inc. IS PROUD TO SUPPORT PRODUCE FOR BETTER HEALTH FOUNDATION
Quincy, Illinois. – Niemann Foods, Inc and it’s County Market grocery stores are pleased to announce their continued support for the Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) and the national health campaign, Fruits & Veggies—More Matters®. Over the past 20 years, PBH has consistently worked to help consumers understand the importance of including a variety of fruits and vegetables in daily meals and snacks for their better health. The ‘all forms’ message has also been a consistent message to consumers so that they know fresh, frozen, canned, dried and 100% fruit and vegetable juice all matter.
The consumer-oriented resources PBH offers are a great compliment to Niemann Foods, Inc and County Market efforts. The Fruits & Veggies—More Matters website is a great resource for the industry to direct consumers to for tips, recipes, and meal planning tools. PBH also has a website for children, 2-8, where they can have fun while learning about the benefits of fruits and vegetables.
“We are proud to continue our support of PBH and Fruits & Veggies—More Matters; we believe our customers benefit the PBH program.” Gerry Kettler, Director of Consumer Affairs.
“We are very excited and appreciative for the support from County Market grocery stores,” Elizabeth Pivonka, Ph.D., R.D., president and CEO of PBH, the nonprofit group behind the Fruits & Veggies—More Matters national health campaign. “PBH achieves success through the generous support of our donors and could not have accomplished what we have over the last 20 years without them!”
NFI is based in Quincy, Illinois, was founded in 1917, is associate owned and operates over 90 retail stores including area County Market grocery stores.
About Produce for Better Health Foundation
Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) fruit and vegetable education foundation. Since 1991, PBH has worked to motivate people to eat more fruits and vegetables to improve public health. PBH achieves success through industry and government collaboration, first with the 5 A Day program and now with the Fruits & Veggies-More Matters public health initiative. Fruits & Veggies-More Matters is the nation's largest public-private, fruit and vegetable nutrition education initiative with Fruit and Vegetable Nutrition Coordinators in each state, territory and the military. To learn more, visit www.PBHFoundation.org and www.FruitsandVeggiesMoreMatters.org. Follow Fruits & Veggies-More Matters on Facebook or Twitter.
PBH is also a member and co-chair with Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) of the National Fruit & Vegetable Alliance (NFVA), consisting of government agencies, non-profit organizations, and industry working to collaboratively and synergistically achieve increased nationwide access and demand for all forms of fruits and vegetables for improved public health. To learn more, visit www.NFVA.org.
Grand Opening of our Newest County Market in Sherman, IL.
We will be celebrating the Grand Opening of our newest County Market in Sherman, IL on March 27th. At 5pm the doors will open and the ribbon cutting will be held at 5:30pm. Stop by and see our newest store and don't forget to scan your Max Card to be entered for a chance to win coupons and prizes.
Lean Finely Textured Beef
County Market will not be carrying any ground beef products that contains Lean finely textured beef( LFTB) commonly called "pink slime". "A majority of our beef products do not contain LFTB and although it meets all USDA standards for safe...ty and quality recent news articles have led to a loss of consumer confidence in the product. Our customers have requested we provide ground beef products without the Lean Finley Textured Beef added and we are notifying our suppliers of this change, we intend to have the products available as soon as possible.
Pet Bag Promo
County Market and Pet Supplies Plus along with our customers were pleased to present over $19,000 to local Animal shelters over the last month. “Animals are an important part of many people’s lives and we were pleased to support the shelters and their mission”. said company spokesman Patrick Keyser. The monies raised to make this donation possible was a great partnership where our customers purchased pre filled bags of pet essentials that County Market sold at a discount, all proceeds went to local animal shelters.
Announcement: Downtown Springfield County Market
Niemann Foods announced today that they will construct a new County Market in the Medical district in Springfield Ill. NFI is planning on building a 35,000 sq foot full service, County Market Grocery Store at 2nd and Carpenter, that will not only serve the needs of the medical community but the entire neighborhood. Construction should begin in early 2012 with completion by the end of the year. "We are pleased to bring this service and additional jobs to Springfield, it is a great community that we enjoy doing business in" says Gerry Kettler, company spokesman.
Ace Hardware Grand Opening
We will be celebrating a Grand Opening of our newest Ace Hardware in Rantoul, Illinois. They will be having a 3-Day Event from October 7th – 9th, 2011.
Niemann Foods announces the acquisition of two Save A Lots, and one IGA.
NFI announces the acquisition of two Save A Lots and one IGA Grocery from the Kent Family Inc Group based in Springfield Il. The Save A Lot Stores are located on 2520 E Clear Lake Av in Springfield and 412 E 4th St in Beardstown Il. The Kent's IGA is located at 500 E Sangamon Av in Petersburg Il. "We are pleased with this 3 store acquisition. " said Rich Niemann Jr. CEO " The stores are located in and near key markets for N.F.I. The Kent family has a rich tradition in the grocery business. We are proud to welcome their Associates to the N.F.I. family."
Following a period of due diligence, the final closing is expected to be in mid August. The Kent's IGA in Riverton, Il is not part of this purchase agreement.
NFI is based in Quincy, il, was founded in 1917, is associate owned and operates 90 retail stores including area County Markets and Save A Lots.
For Immediate Release 10/22/2010
Food Depot to Open in Pekin,IL 10/22/2010
Niemann Foods, Inc. is proud to open their first Food Depot in Pekin,IL today! Real Savings Real Simple - this store is going to help our shoppers save money, while providing all your food needs. We carry all the brands you trust at an exceptional value.
For immediate release (10/12/2010)
Contact: Gerry Kettler Director of Consumer Affairs
Save-A-Lot Grand Opening in Decatur, IL
Our new Save-A-Lot in Decatur, IL will open to the public on Wednesday, October 20th at 8 AM. We will have a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, October 20th at Noon. It will include store tours and refreshments.
2280 East Williams Street • Decatur, IL
For immediate release (9/23/2010)
Contact: Gerry Kettler Director of Consumer Affairs
Thursday, September 23, 2010
County Market, Pepsi donate $250 to local cemetery sign project in Macomb,Il
County Market and Pepsi are proud to support the McDough County Historical Society in this project. The gift of $250, when matched by the society, will support five signs installed on cemeteries in McDonugh County.
For release 9/18/2010
County Market Awards Projects Grants
County Market and Pepsi recently awarded $1,250 to projects in Shelbyville, IL. Receiving the grants are the Lake Volunteers Association, $500, to help with handicap accessibilty projects; First Church of the Nazarene, $500, for sporting equipment and the Shelbyville Booster Foundation received $250 for jerseys for the high school football team. Congratulations to all of the grant recipients.
For immediate release (8/1/2010)
Contact: Gerry Kettler Director of Consumer Affairs
COUNTY MARKET TO ACQUIRE LOCAL IGA's
County Market/Niemann Foods announces today that an agreement has been reached with Kirby Foods to purchase the IGA on Kirby Av. in Champaign and the IGA in Rantoul. Both stores will remain open. The deal is expected to become final in 45-60 days. Both stores will become County Markets and will be extensively remodeled.
NFI is an associate owned company founded in1917 and based in Quincy Il, employing almost 4,00. With about 90 retail location in 3 states including County Market, Save A Lot & Pet Supplies Plus stores.