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I just received a coupon from Jewel/Osco that says at the bottom that they are a subsidiary of Nestle!!!
I knew I hated that grocery store for a reason.

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Albertson's sold Jewel to Super Valu last year, actually. My husband does all the electrical stuff for all of the Jewels in the Midwest, and Albertson's has not owned them for a while. Super Valu is the same as Cub Foods, I think. The Osco's (freestanding) have all been sold to CVS. I do not know if SV has anything to do with Nestle.
 

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Albertson's sold Jewel to Super Valu last year, actually
I remember this. The only reason I found out is because an organization I work with will sometimes receive donation from them. I'd be interested to know who SV is.
 

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I wish I had kept the coupon or taken a photo of it... I do get them from time to time... will also take a look at the flyers they send out and see if I can get more info. Hubby showed it to me... it definitely said Jewel Osco, subsidiary of Nestle though. Grrrr...... now I hate stopping in for even a loaf of bread.
 

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I'll check with dh but I know for a fact that the new owner is Super Valu. I don't think they have anything to do with Nestle. But I will double check with him. Perhaps Albertson's WAS related to Nestle??? I do not think Super Valu is though. They own Cub foods, as well.
 

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i'll keep a look out for our jewel coupons, to see if I notice it, and yes, CVS owns the osco's now, and have converted most of them, and supervalu own the jewel stores and the osco drug inside the stores has been sold to someone else.
 

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I think it could be OLD coupons or just something in the computer that no one has bothered to fix that still says Albertson's. They are not owned by Albertson's anymore and have not been for some time. Like over a year or something.
 

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I just checked my Jewel coupons (I am in Illinois) and they say "New Albertsons" on the bottom of the ad. According to wikipedia:
[QUOTE:]Albertsons (officially New Albertson's, Inc.), a wholly owned subsidiary of Eden Prairie, Minnesota-based Supervalu
So I believe that is why Albertson's still shows on the ads but it is SuperValu that owns all of the stores outside of Springfield, Illinois (and those stores are no longer Jewel but are now Cub foods).
 

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I was at the wedding last night of two former Jewel/Albertsons Executive Buyers (they were just relocated from Boise, Idaho to MN in order to work for SuperValu.) They said that Jewel and SuperValu were in no way affiliated with Nestle.
 

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It was a coupon that was for any grocery purchase.. it was on a postcard and was not for any particular product, just a amt $ off of your grocery purchase, not for a particular item. I have not received any coupons like this since, so I can't compare.
HOWEVER, I have a hard time believing they aren't associated with Nestle, since I saw it with my own two eyes and since the register prints tons of Nestle brand coupons when I (rarely) visit.

This is cross-posted in the Family Bed area, but thought I would put it here as well:

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First of all, I hate Jewel-Osco for many reasons... this being the latest. I don't shop there unless I *have* to, which today I did. About 2 months ago they sent me a store coupon that said they are a subsidiary of Nestle, which I posted about in the Activism section and was told they are not, but I'm not sure... why else would the coupon say it??

But I digress. Here is my latest irritation with them:

I was shopping and heard a commercial over the Muzak that started out something like this..
"Here at Jewel-Osco we realize that it's important that everyone get their own space sometimes. This is never more important than for a newborn baby. You can reduce your babies chance of SIDS 40% by putting him to sleep in his own crib.... blah blah blah....." (Probably a good 1-2 minute ad...) Then it referenced this website: http://www.firstcandle.org/index.html

When I checked out, the cashier was shocked at the amount of coupons the register spit out for me... about 15 and all for free items or VERY big discounts. I laughed and said, "Yep- it always does that 'cause I so rarely shop here and they're trying to buy me back as a customer."
I was hoping she'd ask why, but she didn't. Guess what every single coupon was for? Nestle products.

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Nope, no affiliation with Nestle. I had my hubby check. I never get coupons for Nestle products at our Jewel... the coupons you get are actually based on the purchases you make. They keep track of them via the Preferred Card.

BTW... I am not familiar with what the "issue" is with Nestle... could someone enlighten me, please?
 

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I only bought fresh veggies, so unless Nestle also has a market on those, I doubt the coupons directly corresponded with my purchases!

If you google Nestle Boycott you will get tons of information on them. They violate the WHO marketing code and promote formula feeding in countries where children die from mixing the formula with water, is the basic answer.

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It's not just the purchases you made that day...it's based on your history with the company. There is absolutely NO affiliation with Nestle and Jewel, though.

It could have been that was just the promotion they were running that day?? Don't know. But you really can't expect a food store to not promote any single food company, can you? Especially one as huge as Nestle. Whatever the issue with Nestle, baby formula is not the ONLY product they make.

I will check out the boycott stuff, though.
 

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No, I don't expect the grocery store to NOT promote Nestle, that wasn't my point. My point was that ALL of the items I got coupons for were Nestle products (they own more than just chocolate too- http://forums.virtualfestivals.com/f.../t38338-0.html)
It's ironic that not a single coupon was for something that WASN'T Nestle related, that's all. And when a grocery store is promoting only ONE brand, then something smells fishy to me.

I was also posting about their apparent affiliation with First Candle; just as an FYI. I'm not suggesting anyone take my word as gospel, just putting the info out there and you can do with it what you wish... however, *I* won't be shopping there again unless it is absolutely unavoidable. Too many things are stacked against them now in my book.

Manda

ETA- None of the coupons were for baby formula, just to be clear. And when someone boycotts Nestle, that doesn't mean they just avoid the formula- that is the point- they boycott the whole company.
 
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