631 W Main Street John Day, OR 97845
4.5/5
5 Yelp
  • 17,817 items
  • Order min: $20.00

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
    • 17,817 items available
  • Pricing
    • Order min: $20.00
  • Delivery fees
    • Local delivery: available
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    Sarah H. John Day, OR
     3 days ago
    I am beyond excited about this new option for shopping with Chester's Thriftway. I am a mother of a toddler and I work full time in town.. my home is a 40 minute drive from work as well as the grocery store so shopping on my lunch break is sometimes not an option. Sometimes shopping after work with a tired and cranky toddler makes it almost impossible to get anything accomplished, and the drive home even more exhausting. This new option eliminates ALL of this! It was easy, painless and to top it off my produce was beautiful and fresh (I'm picky with that stuff!) I will definitely be doing the online orders ....but not all the time.. I have to be able to go inside and socialize too! I love this option. Thank you for making my life easier. My groceries were perfect and the employees who helped me figure it out did a fantastic job!
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    Barbara R. John Day, OR
     1 week ago
  • AC
    Amy C. John Day, OR
     1 week ago
    Super convenient! My order was perfect and easy to pick up. They were out of one of my items and I received a call and was able to substitute something else. Great service!!
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    Mary M. John Day, OR
     1 week ago
    Everything was picked perfectly, the produce and meat were top quality and the process of picking up was super fast and easy! Everything I could ask for in convenience and quality!
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