Butera Market, also known as Butera Finer Foods, is a family-owned chain of supermarkets. These supermarkets offer complete services and are located in various areas of Northern Illinois. The company takes pride in being able to provide its customers with friendly service, good quality products at reasonable prices.
Butera Finer Foods was founded by Paul Butera Sr. and his brother Joe Butera in 1968. The stores mainly focused on providing its shoppers with farm fresh produce, local as well as international food and deli items at very affordable prices.
In the early part of the 1990s, the company underwent a major change in ownership. From being a wholly family-owned business at the start, Butera Finer Foods became a company that is now owned by its employees.
Since its foundation in 1968, around 25 supermarkets under Butera Finer Foods have been established in the state of Illinois. Additionally, it was also able to purchase three stores, also in Illinois, from the bankrupt company Eagle Food Centers. For more than 35 years now, Butera Market has been, and is continuing to be, a leader in the state of Illinois’ low priced supermarkets. Despite competitors such as Dominick’s Supermarkets, Jewel-Osco and the ALDI Group, the company was still able to attract a solid base of loyal patrons.
Currently, the company is being run by the twin Butera brothers Joseph and Paul Jr., with Paul Jr. being the CEO. From 25 Butera Market stores that were previously owned by the family, only 10 stores are now being handled by the Butera brothers. The rest of the stores were sold as franchises. Butera Markets can now be found in Harwood Heights, Norridge, Roselle, Lindenhurst, St. Charles, Naperville, South Elgin, and Algonquin. These stores also come with additional services to make the costumers’ shopping experience as convenient and hassle-free as possible. These additional services that can be found in the supermarkets include a Charter One bank branch, ATMs, a Lottery ticket booth, a Western Union branch and dry cleaners.
Headquarters: Elgin, Illinois
Company type: Private
No. of Stores: 10 family-owned stores
Annual revenue: undisclosed
No. of Employees: 500
Demography: value shoppers, price shoppers
Special Services: full-service supermarket (includes a bakery, meat/seafood shop, farm fresh produce, imported and domestic delicacies, dairy department, grocery department); Charter One Bank Branch, Automated Teller Machines, Cleaners, Lottery Tickets sold or redeemed, Western Union money orders
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