ITASCA, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Evander Holyfield, the only five-time world heavyweight champion, will greet JEWEL-OSCO customers and boxing fans during appearances at two of the retailer’s Chicago stores. Holyfield will be the special guest at free food sampling events on Saturday, Feb. 16, and Sunday, Feb. 17, that will be held as part of JEWEL-OSCO’s ongoing “A Taste of Black History” program – a month-long initiative that recognizes the retailer’s African-American vendor partners.
On Feb. 16, Holyfield will appear from 3-5 p.m. at the JEWEL-OSCO at 1655 E. 95th St. The next day, he will visit the retailer’s store at 1220 S. Ashland Ave., from 1-3 p.m.
Holyfield’s “Real Deal” BBQ Sauce is sold at select JEWEL-OSCO stores, and the boxing champion will autograph a bottle of his sauce for every six bottles sold. He will also pose for pictures with customers. In addition, consumers at both events can enjoy free samples of many of JEWEL-OSCO’s other African-American vendor products.
JEWEL-OSCO operates more than 170 stores in Illinois, Iowa and Indiana. With a market-leading position in Chicago, JEWEL-OSCO stores offer consumers the convenience of combined grocery and pharmacy retail. Originally established in 1899, the company and its associates remain committed to the communities they serve. For more information about JEWEL-OSCO, please visit www.jewelosco.com or www.jeweloscopharmacies.com.