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CONGRATULATING NIEMANN FOODS' 100TH ANNIVERSARY
HON. DARIN LaHOOD
in the house of representatives
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Mr. LaHOOD. Mr. Speaker, today, I would like to honor Niemann Foods
as they celebrate one hundred years of business.
In 1917, brothers Ferd Sr. and Steve Niemann achieved the American
dream by opening their first grocery store, Niemann Brothers, in
Quincy, Illinois. By providing quality produce, goods, and customer
service, the Niemanns afforded the opportunity to expand their
operations to thirty grocery stores by 1930. One decade later, the
Neimann brothers opened Quincy's first full service supermarket, Food
Center, which was open seven days a week. Food Center became the heart
of the town and was the beginning of the area's modern shopping
tradition. Today, Niemann Foods, an ESOP company, provides employment
for over 5000 hard-working people spread throughout their retail
banners, which include County Market, Save-A-Lot, Ace Hardware, Pet
Supplies Plus and Haymakers convenience stores. As the Niemann
tradition continues to thrive, consumers can find their quality
products and customer service at more than one hundred stores all
across the Midwest.
For one hundred years, Niemann Foods has given back to their
community through hard work, generosity, and their commitment to
helping others. Without a doubt, Niemann Foods is a staple of Illinois'
18th District and I am proud to consider them our neighbors.
Congratulations to Niemann Foods on a prosperous century and I wish
them one hundred more years of success.