ST. CHARLES, Ill. – Smithfield Foods’ Kretschmar Premium Deli Meats & Cheeses and grocery and drug retailer Jewel-Osco have announced a partnership that will supply the drug store chain with Kretschmar’s full line of deli meats and cheeses at all 187 locations in Illinois, Northwest Indiana and Iowa.
The partnership also included a $1,000 donation to Make-A-Wish Illinois with the support of Easton Corbin, country music star and Kretschmar Deli brand ambassador. Corbin joined the two companies during the presentation of the donation before his concert at Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, Illinois, as part of Kretschmar’s Legendary Wishes campaign, the brand’s ongoing support of Make-A-Wish.
“We are proud to offer a premium brand like Kretschmar Deli to our customers,” said Doug Cygan, president Jewel-Osco in a statement.
“With 187 stores, Jewel-Osco is an important partner for us as our Kretschmar brand continues to grow. We’re pleased to now be able to offer their shoppers our full portfolio of premium deli meats and cheeses, as well as seasonal limited-time offers,” said Michael Baughman, Smithfield Foods director of marketing.