Fred Meyer Jewelers
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|Type||Division of Fred Meyer, Inc.|
|Parent||Fred Meyer, Inc.|
Fred Meyer Jewelers is a national chain of jewelers. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fred Meyer, Inc.
Fred Meyer Jewelers started in 1973 as a catalog showroom concept by Fred Meyer. As the catalog showroom fad started to die down, Fred Meyer was experiencing excellent sales growth in the fine jewelry category. To capitalize on this sales growth, Fred Meyer placed fine jewelry stores in their large multi-department stores and eventually shopping malls throughout the Western United States.
In 1995, Fred Meyer Jewelers acquired 23 jewelers in California and the Midwestern United States, as well as Merksamer Jewelers. Eventually all of those acquisitions took the name Fred Meyer Jewelers.
In 1997, Fred Meyer Jewelers acquired the chain of Fox's Jewelers that operated in six midwestern states. Fox's Jewelers were eventually renamed Fred Meyer Jewelers.
In October 1998, Fred Meyer Jewelers acquired the Littman Jewelers chain that operates in the eastern United States. In 1999 Fred Meyer, Inc., the parent company of Fred Meyer Jewelers, was acquired by The Kroger Company.
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