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Tony’s Fresh Market Celebrates its 45 Year Anniversary!

April 15, 2024

Year-long Celebration Features Special Sales, Promotions, Team Member Recognition and Philanthropic Support

Itasca, Illinois (April 15, 2024) – Heritage GrocersGroup is pleased to announce its banner company Tony’s Fresh Market (Tony’s) iscelebrating 45 years of serving Chicagoland families and communities.  Tony’s year-long celebration will featurespecial sales, ad promotions, Team Member spotlights, and added philanthropicsupport.


“From our humble beginnings in 1979, Tony’s has steadilygrown into a thriving Chicagoland mainstay known for providing the mostauthentic offerings and freshest products that celebrate life, family andculture,” said Frank Ingraffia, CEO for Tony’s Fresh Market.  “As we embark upon our year-long 45thanniversary celebration, we express our heartfelt gratitude to our loyalcustomers, our dedicated Team Members, and vendor partners who have allcontributed to the company’s success and made this remarkable milestonepossible.”


Tony’s has launched its year-long anniversary celebrationwith a special ad highlighting the company’s history, and throwback pricingoffering staple items at $.45 cents. Throughout the course of the year, the company will also feature socialmedia giveaways and Team Member spotlights highlighting the dedication andcommitment Tony’s Team Members have for customers and the communities wherethey both live and work.  

Additionally, Tony’s Charitable Foundation will honorthis landmark year with the inception of its inaugural scholarshipprogram.  Through this program, eachTony’s store location will award one (1) – $3,000 scholarship to a localstudent who demonstrates academic excellence, financial need, leadershipattributes and a commitment to serving their local community. In total, $63,000in scholarship funds from Tony’s 21 store locations will be awarded for the2024-2025 academic year.


Founded by two Italian immigrants, Tony Ingraffia andDomenico Gambino, Tony’s traces its beginnings back to 1979 as the firstfamily-owned and operated grocery chain in Chicago.   Today, Tony’s operates 21 store locationsunder their parent company Heritage Grocers Group (Heritage).  Through their partnership with Heritage, thecompany remains poised for continued success by leveraging scalability whichresults in even more selection and high-quality products at affordable prices.

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