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Jacksons Food Stores, Inc. was founded in Caldwell, Idaho in 1975 as a single service station, and is now headquartered in Meridian, Idaho. Jacksons has grown to be a nationally recognized chain of over 300 Chevron, Shell, and Texaco-branded convenience stores in seven western states. All company operations currently employ over 3,500 associates and team members.

Jacksons Food Stores is one of the largest privately held corporations in Idaho. We have achieved “Top Performer” status in the nation, for each year of the Chevron’s “Customer First” and Shell’s “Mystery Motorist” customer service and store cleanliness programs.

Jacksons Food Stores has also been awarded the “Patriotic Employer Award” by the Idaho National Guard, the “Pectin and the Pearl” Award for community service from Shell, and the 2006 Idaho Brightest Star Award, awarded by the Governor.

With the help of our employees and customers, Jacksons Food Stores has raised millions of dollars for local charities and community organizations, including St. Alphonsus Hospital, St. Luke’s Hospital, Idaho Partners for Justice, St. Jude’s Children Hospital, Boys and Girls Club, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Red Cross, Boise Rescue Mission, Paint the Town, College of Idaho, Boise State University, Little League teams, local schools, and many more.


John D. Jackson, a Chevron, Shell, Texaco, 76 and ExxonMobil Marketer based in Meridian, Idaho, founded Jacksons Food Stores, Inc. in 1975 as a single service station in Caldwell, Idaho. Jacksons Food Stores has grown to be a nationally recognized chain of over 300 branded convenience stores and car washes in seven western states.

John also owns and operates Jackson Energy, Capitol Distributing, and Jacksons BevCo. Jackson Energy is a wholesale and transportation company delivering fuel to over 1000 branded retail locations in nine western states. Capitol Distributing is a grocery wholesaler that delivers merchandise to over 650 convenience store locations in nine western states. Jacksons BevCo is a discount convenience retailer with over 60 locations in Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and Arizona.

John has been and remains personally involved in many associations, including service with St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center Board of Directors, US Bank-Western Idaho Advisory Board, National Shell Wholesale Council (Chairman Emeritus), Chevron Western Region Jobber Council, State of Idaho Petroleum Storage Tank Fund (Trustee), and the Killebrew-Thompson Memorial Golf Tournament.

John was awarded Boise Area Chamber of Commerce “Small Business Person of the Year” in 1993, received the Idaho Coaches Association “Distinguished Service Award” in 1998, was presented with United States Senator Mike Crapo’s “Spirit of Idaho” award in 2003, was chosen as “Idaho’s Brightest Star” in 2006 by Governor Dirk Kempthorn, and received the Liberty Bell Award by the Fourth District Bar Association in 2011. In 2010, he was awarded the Bronze Bronco Award from Boise State University for his contributions the Boise Athletic Association and Bronco Athletics.

John attended Boise State University, where he majored in accounting. He is the proud father of two children and loving grandfather of four.