Company History

Jacksons Food Stores, Inc. headquartered in Meridian, Idaho, was founded in Caldwell, Idaho in 1975 as a single service station. Jacksons has grown to be a nationally recognized chain of over 200 Chevron/Texaco/Shell branded convenience stores in 5 western states. All company operations currently employ approximately 2000 associates.

Jacksons is the 3rd largest of Idaho’s privately held corporations. 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 & store cleanliness programs.

Jacksons was 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/community 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, Paint the Town, College of Idaho, Boise State University, Little League teams, schools, Boise Rescue Mission, and many more.


John D. Jackson founded Jacksons Food Stores, Inc. in 1975 as a single service station and has grown to be a nationally recognized chain of over 200 branded convenience stores in 5 western states.

John is personally involved in many associations such as, St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center Board of Directors, US Bank-Western Idaho Advisory Board, Chairman Emeritus National Shell Wholesale Council, Member of the Chevron Western Region Jobber Council; State of Idaho Petroleum Storage Tank Fund Trustee, and the Killebrew-Thompson Memorial Golf Tournament.

Mr. Jackson was awarded Boise Area Chamber of Commerce “Small Business Person of the Year” in 1993, received Idaho Coaches Association “Distinguished Service Award” in 1998, presented with United States Senator Mike Crapo’s “Spirit of Idaho” award in 2003 and chosen as “Idaho’s Brightest Star” in 2006 by Governor Dirk Kempthorne and was awarded the Liberty Bell Award by the Fourth District Bar Association in 2011. The Liberty Bell award is given for extraordinary service to the community.

John attended Boise State University for three and a half years majoring in accounting.