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Jet Foods grocery chain plans stores in several suburbs

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    Post #1 - September 15th, 2020, 1:35 pm
    Post #1 - September 15th, 2020, 1:35 pm Post #1 - September 15th, 2020, 1:35 pm
    Jet Foods grocery chain plans stores in Carol Stream, Des Plaines, more suburbs
    A new grocer making an aggressive move into the highly competitive Chicago area market plans to open stores in Carol Stream, Park Forest and Des Plaines before Thanksgiving.

    Jet Foods will start hiring for the Carol Stream and Park Forest stores in the next two to three weeks, said John Everest Thomas, the CEO of Chicago-based parent company Freedom Development Group. Jet stands for his initials.

    The chain is looking to take on grocery heavyweights by offering lower prices and prepared meals, catering to one industry trend for customers seeking convenience.

    Jet Foods will enter the market as grocery sales surge during the COVID-19 pandemic while consumers work and eat more meals from home.


    According to their website they're opening stores in Park Forest & Rockford
    http://jetfoods.net/
  • Post #2 - September 15th, 2020, 5:34 pm
    Post #2 - September 15th, 2020, 5:34 pm Post #2 - September 15th, 2020, 5:34 pm
    This food venture (JET) is from the real estate developer and CEO of Freedom Development Group (John Everest Thomas) who is a convicted felon for corruption. I am not 100% confident this will be a successful venture but will be over hyped for sure.

    https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/5/18/ ... corruption

    Thomas wore a wire to help federal authorities bring corruption charges against Antoin “Tony” Rezko, an adviser to and fundraiser for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Thomas himself was convicted in 2015 of embezzling $370,000 in tax-increment financing funds from the village of Riverdale. He got out of prison in 2017. Thomas said he has acquired “a ton of real estate and helped a whole lot of people. The sensationalistic headlines are just old news.”

    https://www.rrstar.com/news/20200509/ne ... t-rockford

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