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A Jewel-Osco market in Chicago

Jewel-Osco is a supermarket chain headquartered in Itasca, Illinois, a Chicago suburb.

Jewel-Osco has 185 stores across northern, central, and western Illinois; eastern Iowa; and portions of northwest Indiana.

Jewel-Osco and Jewel are currently wholly owned subsidiary of Boise, Idaho-based Albertsons. The company original started as a door-to-door coffee delivery service before it expanded into delivering non-perishable groceries and later into grocery stores, and supermarkets.

Before to its 1984 acquisition by American Stores, Jewel evolved into a large multi-state holding company that operated several supermarket chains and other non-food retail chain stores located from coast to coast and had operated under several different brand names.

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