Big R is a member of Mid-States Distributing Company of St. Paul, MN. The Mid-States Coop has over 600 stores throughout the United States and Canada.
Big R Rural King was started in 1965 by George Jones in Olney, IL. Later expanding to Mt. Carmel, IL in 1978, Robinson, IL in 1982, Salem, IL in 1986, Highland, IL in 1990, and the newest location in Swansea, IL in 2010. Big R Rural King will again be expanding with a new larger store in Olney IL slated to open in spring of 2012.
Still owned and operated by the Jones family they would like to invite you in to see what Big R Rural King has to offer.