Founded in 1917, Niemann Foods is proud owner of stores in Illinois, Iowa, Indiana and Missouri with more than 107 grocery, pet food, hardware, pharmacies and gas stations in the NFI family and continue to serve their respective communities with a commitment to taking care of their customers. We operate multiple supermarket formats including County Market, Harvest Market, Sav A Lot and ValuCheck. ... We have over 2000 active NFI Associates that have ownership through an employee stock option purchase plan (ESOP). As associate owners there is a much stronger focus on selling fresh product, listening to and responding to customers needs and building lasting relationships with courteous service. A commitment that will continue to be the foundation for continued growth and success for future generations.