Since 1995, Community Markets has been a business that stresses serving others, values their employees and offers nourishing groceries to local communities. They have also invested in three unique locations in Logan county: 309 N. Main Street in Bellefontaine, 878 E. Sandusky Avenue in Bellefontaine and 8793 Township Road 239 in Lakeview.
"Each of our stores caters to the local needs of our customers and communities," said Keith Thompson, General Manager of the Community Markets located in the Hyland Hills Plaza. "The needs of a small town may be different than the needs of a larger metropolitan area. We strive to offer what each community desires. At all locations our top priority is to offer our guests a superb shopping experience.”
Fresh Encounter, Inc. began in 1995, when Michael S. Needler, Sr. and his family purchased CWC Companies, a retail grocery chain founded in 1964. In 1998, Fresh Encounter, Inc. expanded with the acquisition of Fulmer Supermarkets, another retail grocery chain, originally founded in 1909, and again in 2014 with the purchase of Chief Supermarkets, based in Defiance, Ohio. Today, Fresh Encounter, Inc. operates stores throughout Ohio and eastern Indiana under a variety of banners, including Great Scot, Community Markets, Sack n Save, King Saver and Chief Supermarkets.