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Kretschmar® and Jewel-Osco® Announce New Retail Partnership and Donation to Local Make-A-Wish® Chapter

/EIN News/ -- ST. CHARLES, Ill., April 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

Kretschmar and new retail partner Jewel-Osco team up with country music star Easton Corbin to make a donation to the local Illinois Make-A-Wish chapter
Kretschmar and new retail partner Jewel-Osco team up with country music star Easton Corbin to make a donation to the local Illinois Make-A-Wish chapter


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Kretschmar® Premium Deli Meats & Cheeses is pleased to announce a new partnership with Jewel-Osco®.

The full line of Kretschmar products will now be available in all 187 Jewel-Osco locations with offerings such as the culinary-inspired Master’s Cut and Off the Bone varieties, along with hand-crafted Wisconsin cheeses.

Additionally, Kretschmar and Jewel-Osco partnered to donate $1,000 to Make-A-Wish®   Illinois with the support of Easton Corbin, country music star and Kretschmar Deli brand ambassador. Earlier this year, Corbin helped the two companies present the donation to Make-A-Wish before his concert at Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, Illinois. It was part of Kretschmar’s Legendary Wishes campaign, the brand’s ongoing support of Make-A-Wish to help grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions.

“It was an honor to present Make-A-Wish Illinois with a check for $1,000 to help make more wishes come true,” said Corbin. “I’m proud to show my support for such a great organization, and to team up with valued partners like Kretschmar and Jewel-Osco to help give these special children a reason to smile.”

“We are proud to offer a premium brand like Kretschmar Deli to our customers,” said Doug Cygan, President Jewel-Osco. “Joining Kretschmar and Easton Corbin to donate to Make-A-Wish Illinois is a reflection of our shared values and ongoing support for our neighbors.”

“With 187 stores, Jewel-Osco is an important partner for us as our Kretschmar brand continues to grow. We’re pleased to now be able to offer their shoppers our full portfolio of premium deli meats and cheeses, as well as seasonal limited-time offers,” said Michael Baughman, Smithfield Foods director of marketing. “We are privileged to continue our support of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the great work they do, and so proud that Jewel-Osco joined us in our support of this remarkable organization to help make strides in granting life-changing wishes for these children.”

For more information about Kretschmar Deli and its involvement with Make-A-Wish, please visit www.KretschmarDeli.com or www.Facebook.com/KretschmarDeli or follow Kretschmar on Facebook and Twitter.

Kretschmar is a brand of Smithfield Foods.

About Kretschmar
Kretschmar® Premium Deli Meats & Cheeses has meant quality since 1883. Our hams are made with a unique hardwood smoking process. Kretschmar poultry and beef are hand-trimmed using the finest cuts. Our full line of Off-The-Bone deli meats is delicately sliced from the leanest, most tender cuts. And our premium Wisconsin cheeses repeatedly win in competitions worldwide. Try the Legendary Taste of Kretschmar today. For great recipes and more, like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/kretschmardeli or visit our website at www.kretschmardeli.com.

About Smithfield Foods
Smithfield Foods is a $15 billion global food company and the world's largest pork processor and hog producer. In the United States, the company is also the leader in numerous packaged meats categories with popular brands including Smithfield, Eckrich, Nathan's Famous, Farmland, Armour, Farmer John®, Kretschmar, John Morrell, Cook's, Gwaltney, Carando, Margherita, Curly's, Healthy Ones, Morliny, Krakus and Berlinki. Smithfield Foods is committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental and food safety and quality programs. For more information, visit www.smithfieldfoods.com.

About Jewel-Osco
Jewel-Osco was founded in 1899 and is owned by New Albertsons, Inc. The grocery and drug retailer has 187 locations encompassing Illinois, Northwest Indiana and Iowa, and employs 31,000 associates. For more information log onto www.JewelOsco.com and follow on social media at Facebook.com/JewelOsco, Twitter.com/JewelOsco, Instragam.com/JewelOsco, Pinterest.com/JewelOscopr and YouTube.com/JewelOsco.

About Make-A-Wish
Make-A-Wish® creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We seek to bring every eligible child's wish to life because a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight their illness. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Make-A-Wish is the world’s leading children’s wish-granting organization, serving children in every community in the United States and in more than 50 countries worldwide. Together, generous donors, supporters, staff and more than 35,000 volunteers across the U.S., grant a wish every 34 minutes, on average, somewhere in the country. Since 1980, Make-A-Wish has granted more than 300,000 wishes to children in the U.S. and its territories; more than 15,400 in 2017 alone. For more information about Make-A-Wish America, visit wish.org.

About Easton Corbin
With two No. 1 singles, 7 Top 10 singles and multiple awards and nominations, plus performances on some of the biggest stages in the world including performing on one of the biggest tours in country music-Carrie Underwood’s 2016 The Storyteller Tour, Easton Corbin has made a lasting impression on the country music landscape. He is lauded for his traditional country sound, authentic lyrics, and mastery of understatement. American Songwriter says, "Easton Corbin has one of those rare, glorious voices that was made—just made—for singing country music.” Known for his signature hits including “A Little More Country Than That,” “Roll With It,” “Lovin’ You Is Fun” and “Baby Be My Love Song” from his No. 1 debuting album About To Get Real. His emotional “Are You With Me” was the most added song at radio the day it was released. Corbin’s current Top 5 single “A Girl Like You” garnered rave reviews. Taste of Country picked it as a Critics Pick saying, “It takes a fraction of a second to know Easton Corbin is on to something different with “A Girl Like You.” Corbin is currently in the studio finishing new music for his fourth studio album.

Contact:
Hunter PR on behalf of Kretschmar
Megan Milano
MMilano@HunterPR.com
(212) 679-6600

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