Since 1979, Tom and Linda Jones of Viborg, South Dakota, have been in the retail grocery business. They bought a grocery store in Viborg that they still operate today. Slowly, yet surely, they expanded into other Southeastern South Dakota communities. Their business was built on honesty, integrity and hometown service.
In 1995, Tom and Linda’s youngest daughter Nikki and her husband Gregg Peters bought the grocery store in Vermillion, South Dakota. Eventually, they got into grocery stores in Elk Point and Parker, South Dakota. Looking to branch out and diversify, and give customers in smaller communities more options, Gregg and Nikki opened a hardware store in Vermillion under the banner, Vermillion Ace Hardware. Another followed in Madison, South Dakota, a couple years later. They also own Mister Smith’s Bakery, Café & Catering in Vermillion. Mister Smith’s is located in the Vermillion Ace Hardware and hangs their hat on being named, “Best Bread in America!” by Amy Bloom, a writer for Oprah Magazine. Mister Smith’s is THE place to eat in Vermillion with their famous sandwiches, homemade soups, salads and so much more. Finally they also operate and manage Vermillion Wine & Liquor for the City of Vermillion.
Today, with the help of their fine, hard-working and customer-service oriented employees, Tom, Linda, Gregg and Nikki proudly operate these stores based upon solid business practices. These include superior customer service, competitive prices, top-quality products and value to all of their shoppers.
We are supplied by Affiliated Foods Midwest out of Norfolk, Nebraska. Affiliated is the premier grocery supplier to the independently owned grocery store and supplies nearly 1000 stores in the Midwest. Their motto is, “We buy together to sell for less.” With Affiliated Foods, as well as our other vendors, we have access to over 40,000 different items. That means that if you’re looking for something, we can usually find it.
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