Martin's Super Markets

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Martin's Super Markets
FounderMartin and Jane Tarnow[1]
HeadquartersSouth Bend, Indiana, U.S.
Number of locations
Area served
ProductsBakery, banking, beer, dairy, deli, frozen foods, gasoline (select locations), general merchandise, liquor (select locations), meat, pharmacy, produce, seafood, drinks

Martin's Super Markets is an American retail supermarket chain headquartered in South Bend, Indiana. The chain operates 21 stores throughout both Michigan and Indiana.[2] Most stores include a deli, bakery, produce, meat and seafood department, among the traditional grocery and non-edible aisle.

Five Martin's Super Markets locations feature a neighboring Paw Mart pet store.[2]

Martin's Super Markets opened a Martin's Express convenience store on South Bend's far west side.[3]

In 2018, Grand Rapids, Michigan-based SpartanNash acquired the Martin's Super Markets chain.[1][4]

South Bend Martin's

2014 shooting incident[edit]

On January 15, 2014, a gunman entered a Martin's Supermarket store located on Bristol Street in Elkhart, Indiana, shooting and killing two women.[5] One of the victims was an employee of the store. The two women, Krystle Dikes, 20, and Rachelle Godfread, 44, were pronounced dead at the scene. Dikes was working at the time of the shooting, having recently moved back to Elkhart from Muncie. Godfread was shopping at the time; she too had moved back to the Elkhart area to be closer to her son, an IUSB student.[6] The gunman, 22 year old Sean Walter Bair, was gunned down by Elkhart police.[6]


  1. ^ a b c Bauer, Caleb; Semmler, Ed (November 21, 2018). "Michigan Company Buying Martin's Super Markets Says It Won't Change Name or Close Stores". South Bend Tribune. p. A1. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Stores". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  3. ^ Kusz, Brandon. "Martin's Express to open in Goshen on Thursday". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  4. ^ Bauer, Caleb (January 4, 2019). "Acquisition of Martin's Supermarkets by SpartanNash Is Finalized". South Bend Tribune. p. A1. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  5. ^ Hanlon, John. "Three dead after gunman opens fire inside Martin's Super Market in Elkhart". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  6. ^ a b Nickeas, Adam Sege and Peter. "Victims identified in fatal shooting at supermarket". Retrieved 21 November 2018.

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