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 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 & 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, a Chevron, Texaco, Shell, 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 214 branded convenience stores/car washes in five western states.

John also owns and operates Jackson Oil and Capitol Distributing. Jackson Oil is a wholesale and transportation company delivering fuel to over 800 branded retail locations in 9 western states. Capitol Distributing is a grocery wholesaler that delivers merchandise to over 400 convenience store locations in five 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 and 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 Idaho Coaches Association “Distinguished Service Award” in 1998, presented with United States Senator Mike Crapo’s “Spirit of Idaho” award in 2003, 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 majoring in accounting, John and his wife Bonnie currently reside in Boise, ID. He is the father of two children and grandfather of four.