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Tchibo continues US retail expansion with Jewel-Osco partnership

German coffee brand introduces retail coffee products at 188 Jewel-Osco supermarkets across Chicago, Illinois

A Tchibo store in Munich, Germany | Photo credit: BalkansCat via Shutterstock

Tchibo has begun selling retail coffee products at 188 Jewel-Osco supermarkets across Chicago, Illinois. The new partnership means Tchibo is now available at more than 2,700 distribution points in the US Midwest.
Germany-based Tchibo first entered the US retail coffee market in late 2020 after joining forces with distribution company Rainmaker Food Solutions, LLC.
"As a record number of consumers continue to drink coffee at home, it's essential to keep retailers replenished with a vibrant, premium brewing option for its coffee aficionados. We anticipate Chicago coffee lovers will enjoy a fresh experience with Tchibo,” said Chris Mattina, CEO Rainmaker Food Solutions, LLC.
Founded in 1949, Tchibo operates a wide range of non-food businesses in Europe with a large retail arm operating in more than 900 shops, 24,300 outposts at third-party retail outlets, and online stores. Tchibo has 11,450 employees worldwide, and generated revenues of over $3.6bn in 2019. 
In May 2021 the company upgraded its European distribution capacity, expanding its Cheb distribution centre from 73,000sq m to 102,200sq m, making the facility the second largest warehouse lease in the Czech Republic. The enlarged facility will be used for storing, picking and sending goods to end consumers in seven European countries.

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