Martin's Super Markets

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Martin's Super Markets
Industry Retail
Founded 1947
Founder Martin and Jane Tarnow
Headquarters South Bend, Indiana, U.S.
Number of locations
Area served
Products Bakery, 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 27 stores throughout both Michigan and Indiana.[1] 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]

In May 2015, Martin's Super Markets opened a Martin's Express store in Goshen, IN.[3]

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, IN, shooting and killing two women [4] 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. [5] The gunman, 22 year old Sean Walter Bair, was gunned down by Elkhart police.[6]


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