Glen's Markets

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Glen's Markets
subsidiary
Industry Grocery
Fate converted to Family Fare
Founded 1951 in Gaylord, Michigan
Founder Glen Catt
Area served
Michigan
Products Grocery items
Owner SpartanNash

Glen's Markets was an American supermarket chain. It was a subsidiary of SpartanNash, who converted most of the chain's locations to its Family Fare banner between 2010 and 2014.

History[edit]

The first Glen's Market was opened in 1951 in Gaylord, Michigan by Glen Catt, in a store originally known as Vincent's. The store was expanded later in the 1950s, just as Glen's became affiliated Spartan Foods (now SpartanNash). Stores in Kalkaska and Grayling opened in 1956 and 1959. The original Gaylord store was relocated in 1967 and expanded in 1972. By 1981, Glen's operated 11 stores, with a 12th under construction at the time in Rogers City.[1] Catt sold the chain entirely to Spartan in 1999.[2]

Glen's further expanded in 2004 when Spartan consolidated most locations of Traverse City-based Prevo's and the entire Ashcraft's chain into Glen's.[3] In 2012, the Glen's stores in Clare and Marion, both former Ashcraft's, were converted to a new discount brand called Valu Land.[4]

At this point, Spartan also began rebranding Glen's stores to Family Fare. The first to change over was the Midland store, also a former Ashcraft's, in 2010.[5] Throughout 2013 and 2014, Glen's locations increasingly converted to Family Fare, ending with Frankfort and Sault Ste. Marie.[6] The only exceptions were the two locations in Petoskey, where one Glen's store was closed[7] while the other was instead rebranded by Spartan as D&W Fresh Market.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Glen's Markets started with 1,500 square foot store" (PDF). [Gaylord Centennial 1881-1981, supplement to the Herald-Times. Retrieved 25 February 2015.  External link in |work= (help)
  2. ^ Sanderson, Dan (30 May 2001). "Family expanding grocery store line". Traverse City Record-Eagle. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  3. ^ O'Brien, Bill (9 March 2004). "Prevo's to become Glen's Market". Traverse City Record-Eagle. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  4. ^ Martinez, Shandra (12 May 2012). "Spartan Stores opens new smaller, value-focused grocery stores". Mlive.com. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  5. ^ Martin, Bryce (16 October 2010). "Glen's Market to become Family Fare: Name change brings lower prices, new experience". Midland Daily News. Archived from the original on 19 October 2010. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  6. ^ Martinez, Shandra (7 November 2014). "Glen's Markets disappear as last stores convert to Family Fare Supermarkets". mlive.com. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  7. ^ "Glen's Market to shut down on Petoskey's south side". Petoskey News. 8 October 2013. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  8. ^ Bentley, Ryan (17 June 2014). "Petoskey supermarket's name changes, offerings to stay same". Petoskey news. Retrieved 25 February 2015.