Pay Less Super Markets

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Pay Less Super Markets, Inc.
Industry Retail
Founded 1947 (70 years ago) (1947) in Anderson, Indiana
Founder H.J. Contos
Number of locations
7 (2014)
Area served
Central Indiana
Products Bakery, dairy, deli, frozen foods, general grocery, meat, pharmacy, produce, seafood, snacks, liquor
Parent Kroger

Pay Less Super Markets is a chain of seven supermarkets located in the central Indiana towns of Anderson, Lafayette and West Lafayette.


Location in West Lafayette

The company was founded by H.J. Contos in 1947 in Anderson, Indiana.[1] In 1960, a second store was opened in Lafayette, Indiana.[1] Contos died in 1961, and the company was taken over by his son, Larry D Contos.[1] The company was acquired by The Kroger Company in the 1999.[1] Kroger today continues to operate the Pay Less banner under its Central division, which includes Owen's Market, and Scott's Food & Pharmacy.

In July 2017, Kroger announced plans to convert two former Marsh Supermarkets in Muncie that it had just purchased from the bankrupt company to the Pay Less brand.[2]


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