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Positively Impacting the Communities We Serve!

From our conception in 1933 to current day Chester’s has always been striving to improve upon the status quo; an idea instilled by our founder, Frank Chester, when he brought the idea of butchering chickens prior to purchase. Progress continued to be made when his son-in-law Bill Smith revolutionized the Pacific Northwest grocery retail industry by being the first store in Oregon to install electronic scanners for check-out. At Bill’s retirement in 2000 Bob CowanThompson purchased the store and has since developed open lines of communication with employees through fiscal transparency and a sense of ownership in the stores well being.
Going forward, Chester’s still carries the values these three leaders brought to the company: service, efficiency, teamwork, and dedication to positively impacting our communities.



Robert Cowan Thompson
Owner
  • Store history
    • Joined Mercato 2019
  • Store hours
    • Monday-Friday: 8:00am-8:00pm
    • Saturday: 8:00am-8:00pm
    • Sunday: 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Store inventory
    • 14,940 items available
  • Pricing
    • Order min: $20.00
  • Delivery fees
    • Local delivery: available
  • Julianne H. Canyon City, OR
     12 hours ago
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    Alan C.
     2 days ago
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    Craig M.
     3 days ago
    What a great employee you have in Lori, you guys were out of a few the items on my order and boy did she try to find replacement items! And bones for my puppy. A joy to speak with. Keep her.
    • Chester's Markets (John Day)  3 days ago
      Thank you, Craig! We will be sure to recognize Lori for her excellent customer service, and hope you have a wonderful day!
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    Steven F.
     5 days ago
    • Chester's Markets (John Day)  5 days ago
      Thank you for placing an order with us Steven! We appreciate your business and hope you have a great day!
  • AC
    Alan C.
     6 days ago
    • Chester's Markets (John Day)  6 days ago
      Thanks for your patronage, Alan! Have a wonderful day!
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Positively Impacting the Communities We Serve!
From our conception in 1933 to current day Chester’s has always been striving to improve upon the status quo; an idea instilled by our founder, Frank Chester, when he brought the idea of butchering chickens prior to purchase. Progress continued to be made when his son-in-law Bill Smith revolutionized the Pacific Northwest grocery retail industry by being the first store in Oregon to install electronic scanners for check-out. At Bill’s retirement in 2000 Bob CowanThompson purchased the store and has since developed open lines of communication with employees through fiscal transparency and a sense of ownership in the stores well being.
Going forward, Chester’s still carries the values these three leaders brought to the company: service, efficiency, teamwork, and dedication to positively impacting our communities.

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