Heinen's Fine Foods

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Heinens, Inc.
Industry Retail (Grocery)
Founded 1929
Headquarters Cleveland, Ohio
Key people
Tom Heinen Co-President
Jeff Heinen Co-President
Revenue $100-500 million USD (2004)
Number of employees
2,200 (2004)
Website heinens.com
Heinen's two brothers brand

Heinens, Inc. is a family-owned and operated regional supermarket chain in Northeast Ohio and in the Chicago Metropolitan Area. Heinen's was founded in 1929 in Cleveland, Ohio when Joe Heinen opened a small meat market on Kinsman Road (now called Chagrin Boulevard). After running the store for a few years, Joe opened his first supermarket across the street from the original butcher shop in 1933.[1] By 2014, the company, known as Heinen's Fine Foods, was headed by twin brothers, Tom and Jeff Heinen, Joe's twin grandsons.

On August 22, 2012, after two years of market and distribution logistics research, the company opened its first store outside the Greater Cleveland area in The Shops at Flint Creek in Barrington, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.[2] At that point, the chain served 18 suburban communities in Ohio and Illinois.[2]

On December 21, 2012 came the news that the company had entered into a preliminary agreement with the Village of Glenview, Illinois to build a new Heinen's store on the site of a building formerly occupied by another supermarket.[3] The Glenview location opened May 7, 2014. In early 2014, Heinen's also agreed to terms on new locations in Lake Bluff, Illinois and Bannockburn, Illinois.[3]

In September, 2013 it was announced that the company was in the final stages of negotiation with the Geis Companies for a 15-year lease on space in the Ameritrust Tower at the corner of East 9th Street and Euclid Avenue in downtown Cleveland. The company was reported to have had a long-standing interest in the downtown area and had come close to a deal for space in a major development on the east bank of the Cuyahoga River just prior to the start of the Great Recession. Company leadership, while acknowledging the risks associated with the deal, was hopeful that the population in the downtown area would continue its recent upward trend and further solidify the new store's customer base.[4] This location, occupying the first two floors of the building and the first floor of the neighboring Swetland Building, opened February 25, 2015.[5]


Heinen's Fine Foods stores are located in 18 cities in the Greater Cleveland area and four in suburban Chicago, Illinois:


The interior of a typical Heinen's store.

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  1. ^ Heinen's Inc., HEINEN'S INC. - The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History. Retrieved 2012-06-07.
  2. ^ a b Eric Peterson (22 August 2012). "Heinen's Fine Foods opens in Barrington". dailyherald.com. Paddock Publications, Inc. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Cho, Janet H. (December 21, 2012). "Heinen's Fine Foods may open a second store in affluent suburban Chicago". The Plain Dealer (cleveland.com - Northeast Ohio Media Group LLC). Retrieved 25 December 2012. 
  4. ^ McFee, Michelle Jarboe (September 13, 2013). "Heinen's plans downtown Cleveland grocery store, staking out corner of former Ameritrust complex". The Plain Dealer. cleveland.com - Northeast Ohio Media Group LLC. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  5. ^ Cho, Janet H. (February 25, 2015). "Heinen's shoppers give first impressions of the downtown Cleveland store". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved February 26, 2015. 
  6. ^ R. David Heileman and Jaime Anton. Heinen's to take over Tops Store. Sun Newspapers. 14 December 2006.

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