Fred Meyer Jewelers

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Fred Meyer Jewelers
Division of Fred Meyer, Inc.
IndustryRetail
Founded1973 (46 years ago) (1973)
HeadquartersPortland, Oregon
Number of locations
260+ (2018)
ProductsJewelry
OwnerKroger
ParentFred Meyer
Websitewww.fredmeyerjewelers.com

Fred Meyer Jewelers is a national chain of jewelers. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fred Meyer and Kroger. The company also operates under the name Littman Jewelers.[1]

History[edit]

A mall location store in Hillsboro, Oregon

Fred Meyer Jewelers started in 1973 as a catalog showroom concept by Fred G. 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.[2]

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.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Fred Meyer Jewelers Partnership with Synchrony to Deliver Customers Savings, Special Offers Through Financing Program". Retrieved 2018-10-11.
  2. ^ fredmeyerjewelers.com
  3. ^ Canedy, Dana. "Kroger to Buy Fred Meyer, Creating Country's Biggest Grocer". Retrieved 2018-10-11.

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