June 9, 2014
Reprinted from BCTGM.org
Cleveland, Ohio – Heinen’s Fine Foods is a Cleveland, Ohio based family-owned gourmet grocery store that was established in 1929 by Joe Heinen who opened a small butcher shop on the east side of the city, aiming to establish himself as the city’s purveyor of quality meats.
After his initial success, Heinen added homemade peanut butter, pickles and freshly baked donuts. By 1933, business had grown enough to include a line of produce and canned goods.
Today, the family-owned store remains committed to quality products and superior customer relations.
Part of Heinen’s success in the bakery is thanks to the talent of BCTGM Local 19 bakers who create gourmet baked goods at each of the Heinen’s in-store bakeries. From breads, custom cakes, brownies and specialty cookies to cheesecakes, cannoli, and cream puffs. A wide variety of specialty baked products are made by skilled Local 19 bakers.
Today, grandsons Tom and Jeff Heinen continue to run the locally owned family business, which is renowned for offering the freshest, highest quality foods. There are 17 Heinen’s Fine Food stores located throughout Northeast Ohio.