Jerry’s Foods is a beloved local institution, and the community lost an icon when the founder, Edina resident Jerry Paulsen, died in April at age 89. Paulsen, who trained as a meat cutter before buying his first store, Jerry’s Lucky Dollar, in 1950 in Edina, was truly a neighborhood grocer and his local roots ran deep.“Jerry was a quiet man, but deep down he supported a lot of causes and community activities, from the schools to the churches to the food shelves,” says Carol Jackson, who worked with Paulsen for 42 years and is now a corporate manager for Jerry’s Foods. That legacy lives on at Jerry’s Foods’ three area locations, where the focus is always on great customer service and giving back to the community.
Tribute to the Late Jerry’s Foods Founder Jerry Paulsen
Jerry’s Foods founder Jerry Paulsen’s commitment to food and community.