Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Whether you want them to or not, Jewel-Osco has implemented a new policy of following shoppers, and their carts, out to their vehicles. What do Patch readers think?
Wednesday, May 1
By Steven Jack If you haven't shopped at your local Naperville Jewel-Osco grocery store in a while, be prepared for a new customer service initiative that you may, or may not, appreciate. It's called the "cart-to-car" service, according to couponsinthenews.com, and whether you want the help or not, your bagger is expected to follow you and your cart out to your vehicle. The service is mandatory, though Jewel-Osco denies it has anyting to do with keeping track of shopping carts, according to Coupons in the News. "We understand that this is a very different service and it might take our customers some time to understand that we want this to be the norm," said a Jewel customer service representative in the article. It was announced in January…
Friday, January 11, 2013
Deal is expected to be finalized this spring.
Friday, January 11
Written by Shannon Antinori Jewel-Osco parent company Supervalu on Thursday announced it will sell the grocery store chain — along with its Albertsons, Acme, Shaw’s and Star Market chains — in a $3.3 billion deal. Get news in your inbox. Sign up for the Patch newsletter. Like Naperville Patch on Facebook. Naperville has three Jewel-Osco locations; 1759 W. Ogden Ave., 2855 W 95th St. and 127 E. Ogden Ave. The grocery stores, plus affiliated in-store Osco and Sav-On pharmacies, are being sold to a consortium of investors led by Cerberus Capital Management, according to the Minnesota-based Supervalu. The deal, which includes $100 million in cash and $3.2 billion in debt, is expected to close this spring, according to the Chicago Tribune. The…
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Bolingbrook police responded to Jewel-Osco in Bolingbrook Tuesday night to help locate a person who was thought to be suicidal, according to reports.
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Wednesday, January 9
Written by Melissa Sersland A 43-year-old Naperville man was found dead in his car Tuesday night after Bolingbrook police responded to a Bolingbrook parking lot in an attempt to find a person who was thought to be suicidal. Get news in your inbox. Sign up for the Patch newsletter. Like Naperville Patch on Facebook. The incident took place at 8:35 p.m. at 1200 W. Boughton Rd., near Boughton Road and Weber Road in a Jewel-Osco parking lot in Bolingbrook. The preliminary investigation of the death appeared to be a suicide, according to police. The man was pronounced dead at 10:55 p.m. Officers cleared the area when they found a suspicious object near the body. The Bolingbrook Fire Department evaluated and handled the hazardous material …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
According to the Jewel-Osco Facebook page, this may be the final shipment of Twinkies in the country.
Written by Natalie Stevens For some, the world ended not on the upcoming Dec. 21, but on the day the Twinkies disappeared. There may now be one last chance to nab a box before they’re gone for good. According to Jewel-Osco’s Facebook page, their Chicagoland locations may be receiving the last shipment ever of Twinkies, as well as Zingers, Ding Dongs and Orange Cup Cakes. They will be available starting today, Tuesday, Dec. 11 at local Jewel-Oscos while supplies last. Below is a timetable of expected delivery times to local area Jewel-Oscos in Naperville. Visit the Jewel-Osco Facebook page for a complete list of Chicagoland locations and times. Naperville 1759 Ogden Avenue: Wednesday morning 1227 S. Naper Boulevard: Tuesday 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. …
Monday, January 31, 2011
Just name that special, exotic or organic ingredient. One of Naperville's dozens of grocery stores probably has it.
“No pointing; no laughing; no saying, ‘It smells funny in here.’” I said something to that effect before taking the boys to an Asian grocery store for the first time about six years ago when they were kindergarten, toddler and preschool age. I explained that we were going to see things that were unusual and that it would probably smell different and that they should hold their thoughts about the experience until we were back in the car. I was in search of an Asian chili sauce that you could find today in Jewel or Dominick's. When the kids were small and the winter days were long, I discovered cooking. The boys could play and I could create while keeping an eye on them. Pat would come home to my version of whatever I had seen on the Food …
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
A 19-year-old man said he was approached by four men who threatened his life early Sunday.
A 19-year-old man was threatened at gunpoint early Sunday while walking home from a local grocery store, according to a police report. The victim said he was walking around midnight from Jewel-Osco, 127 E. Ogden Ave., to his residence in the 900 block of North Brainard Street, when he was approached by four people who all threatened his life. The incident occurred near North Central College. One of the suspects pointed a "dark blue steel revolver" at the victim, and the other three men had knives, according to the report. Although the victim filed a police report, he did not make a complaint against the four, said Naperville Police Sgt. Gregg Bell. "That's the prerogative of someone who is the victim of a crime," he said. "They can report …
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Councilman says of new liquor sales ordinance: 'Let's go all the way.' New rule makes it more convenient for Bears fans to stock up before the game.
Naperville residents who like to stock up early on Sundays for football games or barbecues will no longer have to look to neighboring communities to buy booze before noon. They'll soon be able to buy packaged beer at local groceries as early as 8 a.m. on Sundays, thanks to an 8-1 vote Tuesday night by the Naperville City Council. The proposed change in the liquor ordinance originally suggested moving the time from noon to 10 a.m. on Sundays. But Councilman James Boyajian said, "Let's go all the way." "What is so magical about 10 a.m.?" he said. "... If we're breaking the societal sort of stigma that perhaps there might have been about buying liquor early on Sundays, why we wouldn't try go all the way to give ourselves a competitive edge?" …