Decades of being local
Jim and Debbie Davis, owners of Davis Food & Drug, moved to Vernal from Jackson Hole, WY in March 1988 after purchasing two former Safeway/Farmer Jack grocery stores. Back then, we were called Davis IGA Super Centers. In 1993, Jim and Debbie recognized the need to remodel and expand the Vernal store. They began a major remodel adding 10,000 square feet, including a Deli, Bakery, Floral, and expanded the Service Center. In 1996, Davis IGA was honored by the State Chamber of Commerce with the Business of the Year award for the northeastern area of Utah.
In 1999, the Roosevelt store underwent a major remodel moving various departments around the store. The floral department was enlarged and moved to the center of the store and became a major focal point. Also in 1999, Jim and Debbie were given the opportunity to purchase a third store. It is located in West Valley City, Utah.
Immediately upon acquisition, they remodeled the store. During this same time, the name of the stores changed from Davis IGA to Davis Jubilee. Over the same time the name has moved to the name which it currently is now, Davis Food & Drug. In 2009, Jim and Debbie were joined in the business by their two sons, CJ and Lee. Having them join the team completed the picture of Davis Food and Drug being a family-owned and operated business.