Niemann Foods

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Niemann Foods, Inc.
Type Employee-Owned
Founded Quincy, Illinois (1917)
Number of locations 100+ (July 2012)
Area served Illinois, Missouri, & Iowa
Employees 4,000

Niemann Foods (NFI) is a company headquartered in Quincy, Illinois that owns and operates over 100 supermarkets, convenience, pet and hardware stores mostly under the County Market, County Market Express, Cub Foods, ACE Hardware, Pet Supplies Plus, Pick-A-Dilly and Save-A-Lot banners in Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri. Niemann Foods' Save-A-Lot stores offer a limited assortment of groceries at discount prices while Cub Foods and County Market are conventional grocery stores. The regional grocery store operator is growing and expanding market share in the Central Illinois and Missouri. The employee-owned, family-run company was founded in 1917 by brothers Ferd and Steve Niemann and is currently headed by Rich Niemann.


The company has its roots in 1917 when Ferd Niemann, Sr and Steve Niemann opened their first grocery store. Within a decade they would open and run 30 corner grocery shops. By 1940 they opened the first full-service supermarket in Quincy, IL.

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