Butera

Butera Fine FoodsButera 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.

History
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.

Stats
Headquarters: Elgin, Illinois
Company type: Private
No. of Stores: 10 family-owned stores
Annual revenue: undisclosed
No. of Employees: 500
Geography: Illinois
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

Banners
Butera Market
Butera Finer Foods

Brands
Velveeta
Verdura
Frutta
Certified Angus Beef

Important Links
Corporate Home Page
Online Shopping N/A
Circular and Specials
Jobs and Careers N/A
Store Locations

10 Comments

  1. scott January 12, 2015 at 8:33 am - Reply

    just wondering what is going on about the supposedly new BUTERA MARKET
    that was to come to elgin on summit ave spring of 2014??
    I love butera and live near the summit location and am very
    excited to have a BUTERA so close!! any info?? the JEWEL SUCKS!
    and the FRESH MARKET is expensive like the JEWEL….

  2. Andy Newman November 15, 2014 at 2:29 pm - Reply

    I love their store in Naperville, they always have fresh fruits and vegetables.

  3. Tyler Mata October 13, 2014 at 7:36 pm - Reply

    At the Butera in South Elgin & Elgin
    Horrible service the younger employees also smell like weed which is truly disgusting

  4. Judith Hoffman August 11, 2014 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    I have been a Jewel shopper for 55 years but have become disenchanted over the past several years. The store closest to me seems dingy and messy now and there are people stocking shelves in all isles who seem unwilling to move for a customer to shop. I decided to drive just a bit further and today tried the Butera store on Chicago Avenue in Naperville. It was spotless, well stocked, and all the produce looked fresh, as well as the bakery and meat counter. I AM IMPRESSED! The employees were pleasant and efficient. You definitely have a new customer! One item I did not find was Ezekiel cinnamon raisin bread. I spoke to the gentleman at the service counter who wrote down the item and said they would order it. This is a store that cares about their customers.

    A very pleasant shopping experience and I’m looking forward to many, many more. You’re doing it right, Butera!

  5. jean matuszak July 15, 2014 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    what is happening at your harwood heights deli counter, I noticed a new deli manager,
    I noticed the customer service is now what what is was months ago. I will see maybe at most 2 deli clerks waiting on customers even when there are 10-15 people waiting with numbers. I noticed the change in the last 6-8 weeks. i see other deli clerks there but they are doing things other than attending customers. You seem to be out of the
    items you regularly carried there. Forget about getting hot foods in the morning because the cook isn’t there until 9;00. There are only 2 people in the evening and if
    you need to shop after nine o’clock during the weekdays there is only one person to
    wait on customers. This used to be my favorite time to shop. I have no idea who took
    over for joe’s place as store manager, I never see him.

  6. Robert Sinko June 3, 2014 at 4:01 pm - Reply

    Received a phone message from Butera asking if I was still interested in a job. I returned the call and an interview was set up with Nate head of the Deli. Interview went very well. My wife and I were in shopping and in conversation with Nate he informed me I wasn’t hired because of my age. I am 60. He went on to say how he felt I would be the perfect hire for the Deli at the Butera in South Elgin, IL. What a let down!

    • Charli October 30, 2014 at 7:17 pm - Reply

      You do know it is illegal to discriminate based upon your age. OMG….. I hope you contacted their corporate office with this info. In addition you should have contacted the Illinois Dept. of Labor to further complain. Although this is practiced on a daily bases, its still illegal.

  7. bob koziol May 14, 2014 at 1:42 pm - Reply

    I can’t download your website ..
    what is your new website????

  8. Henry Hasiuk August 17, 2012 at 5:55 pm - Reply

    Butera cashier issue 8-17-2012
    Please advise on what to do?
    Today, 8-17-2012 I visited Butera store in Lindenhurst IL,
    I bought 2 sets of small bottles of Polish mineral water, at a reduced price of
    3 for $1 . This was supposed to be $2
    Patti, my cashier made a mistake and charged me $8
    I told her, it is all right, let’s just add $6 more of this water to my cart.
    Then I also asked her for more of this water, $10 worth more.
    Altogether I bought $18 worth of this water.
    I told Patti that when I get home to put the water away, I will count the
    number of bottles and re-check everything. I did this when I got home
    and there were 32 bottles. I should have been 44
    I am missing 12 bottles worth $4. When I pointed this out to Craig the manager,
    He threatened to lock me out of the store.
    I am a daily shopper at this particular Butera store and I believe I am out $4.
    What to do?
    -Henry Hasiuk

    Lindenhurst IL 60046
    847-265-9210

  9. Cindy Lysinger April 7, 2012 at 4:18 pm - Reply

    I visit Illinois several times a year and always make it a point to stop at Butera. I love this store and only wish there was one here in Ohio!

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