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Niemann Foods, Inc. 

County Market is a a full service supermarket operated by Niemann Foods, Inc. It was 1917 when Ferd Niemann, Sr. and Steve Niemann opened their first grocery store. It took a lot of hard work and progressive thinking, but they succeeded. By 1930, they were operating 10 corner grocery stores and a thriving wholesale business. In 1940 Niemann Foods, Inc. introduced the first full service supermarket to Quincy, Illinois. It is this same hard work and forward thinking that has guided two more generations through steady growth to become the largest independently owned supermarket chain in central Illinois.

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Employee Profile

Rich Niemann, Jr.

Rich Niemann

President & CEO

Rich is a University of Illinois graduate, and a third-generation owner of the company, which is also owned by members of his family and nearly one-third of the employees.

Janel S. Haugarth

Janel Haugarth

Executive Vice President and President, Independent Business and Supply Chain Services

Janel Haugarth serves as president of independent business and supply chain services for SUPERVALU.  In this role, she oversees the company’s relationship with approximately 1,900 independent retail grocery stores across the United States.  She is also responsible for SUPERVALU’s logistics, procurement, and transportation operations as well as third-party logistics.