About Us

Your True Local Grocer

Our Story started in the late 1950’s when Ernie Strack and Nick Van Til owned separate grocery stores in Northwest Indiana. Drawn together by a common ambition to create a more exciting shopping experience for customers they joined forces in 1959 to create Strack & Van Til.

Inspired by the idea of creating a modern supermarket Ernie and Nick acquired a 10-acre piece of land in Highland Indiana to build their dream. More than 50 years later Strack & Van Til grocery stores are a cornerstone of communities throughout Northwest Indiana and Illinois.

Our growth and success remains rooted in the philosophy and principles of our founders. A belief that we should work hard to make sure our customers are completely satisfied. And a commitment to delivering value every day on the finest quality groceries, perishables and freshly prepared foods.

Today our employees and management continue to be inspired by making your trip to the grocery store a friendly and enjoyable experience. We know that our customers have a lot of shopping choices today, but we hope our hard work and helpful spirit earns your continued trust and loyalty.

Commitment to Community

From day one, Strack & Van Til has been widely known for its commitment to community causes and today all management team members are required to take on civic and volunteer duties in the areas they serve to support organizations and events that enhance the quality of life.

Thank you for letting our family be part of your family.

Your support and business means everything to us, which is why you can count on us to always support the local communities we serve.