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Savoy Food Stores
Posted by: Kchi (
Date: February 07, 2013 11:02AM

While looking up something else, I ran across a Display ad for Savoy Food Stores.

The ad gave a phone number asking grocers whether they wanted to become a Savoy store so I assume it operated similar to a Centrella or a Certified. It also mentioned looking for the Savoy emblem and there were products shown with the Savoy brand named.

The ad also mentioned that the brand name was around since 1862.

I never heard of the stores or the brand name and could not readily find anything on the Internet.

Would appreciate any information that anybody could provide.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/07/2013 11:04AM by Kchi.

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Re: Savoy Food Stores
Posted by: Dunning1 (216.81.94.---)
Date: February 08, 2013 11:35AM

Savoy was the brand name of canned goods distributed by a Chicago food wholesaler, Steele Wedeles Co. I believe they were located at State Street and the Chicago River. There were a lot of wholesale food distributors located along the river years ago. My grandfather always had Monarch canned goods in his store, which were distributed by Reid, Murdoch & Co., which was located in the old Traffic Court building at LaSalle and the river. Governor Henry Horner was the grandson of Henry Horner, a founder of Henry Horner & Co. which later merged and became Durand, McNeill and Horner, another food distributor, Franklin MacVeagh & Co., was headed by a gentleman who was Secretary of the Treasury under the Taft Administration.

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