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
    • 15,274 items available
  • Pricing
    • Order min: $20.00
  • Delivery fees
    • Local delivery: available
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    Susie S.
     5 hours ago
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    Joni w. John Day, OR
     16 hours ago
    Okay... not going to let someone pick out my bacon anymore.. a couple substitutions were okay. On time.. will buy again..
    • Chester's Markets (John Day)  16 hours ago
      Thank you for your feedback Joni! We're sorry the bacon wasn't quite what you wanted, please feel free to come in and exchange it for the marbling you'd like. If you have any further questions or concerns please feel free to contact our store manager, Robert Hunt, at 541-575-1899 or email customer.service@chestersthriftway.com. Thank you again and we hope you have a beautiful Tuesday!
  • SS
    Sue S. Canyon City, OR
     3 days ago
    I was disappointed that so many items I ordered were not available. I would have appreciated a call so I could substitute something else.
    • Chester's Markets (John Day)  3 days ago
      Hi Sue. We are sorry to hear that your online shopping experience was less than satisfactory. I see on your order history that you did indeed request a call for substitutions. I will send this to the store manager and have him go through retraining with the order fillers. He will also be giving you a call to see if we can make this right with you. His name is Robert.
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    TRACIE U. John Day, OR
     3 days ago
    Order was great. Thank you. I couldn't find Muir Glen no salt organic diced tomatoes on Mercado. I've been buying them from you for years. Do you still carry them?
    • Chester's Markets (John Day)  3 days ago
      Hi Tracie, thank you for your order! The tomatoes have been added back into stock so you will be able to find them now. Thank you so much for letting us know that they were unavailable online and we hope you have a fantastic day!
  • Mary M. John Day, OR
     4 days ago
    • Chester's Markets (John Day)  4 days ago
      Thank you for your order Mary!
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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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