Russ’s Market is owned by B&R Stores, Inc., a Nebraska corporation. Russ Raybould and Clayton Burnett, two former Safeway employees, founded the company in 1964 when they acquired a small neighborhood grocery store at 17th and Washington Streets in south Lincoln. Mr. Raybould eventually purchased the interest of Mr. Burnett, and today B&R Stores, Inc., is employee owned with its home office in Lincoln, Nebraska.
The company expanded into Hastings, Nebraska, by acquiring a store in 1984. In 1995, three Food-4-Less stores in Lincoln were acquired, becoming the company’s fifth, sixth, and seventh Russ’s Market stores. In 2001, B&R Stores, Inc., built a brand new Russ’s Market at Coddington and West A Streets in Lincoln.