Hoosiers reflect on grocery store closings

Indiana residents were blindsided earlier in May when Marsh Supermarket announced many Indiana grocery stores were closing for good.

I spoke with Indonesia Johnson and Dylan Packer Indianapolis residents who are feeling the impact of losing the grocery store in their neighborhood.

Johnson spoke with a somber sense of pride and a sense of connection to the store.

“It is crazy…,” Johnson said.

Johnson and Packer both former Marsh employees recall the grocery store as an employer who gave each of them a chance.

Marsh has served as a resource for hiring teens and young adults.

Packer still remembered his  former managers by names recalling how managers often worked at multiple store locations.

Low year over year performance was ultimately the reason the grocery could not truly compete in the retail space.

Nearly 60 store closings later it is expected that over 1,500  Indiana Hoosiers will be out of work.

Porential bids are being reviewed however many stores closed their doors in cities like Carmel, Greenwood, Indianapolis and more.

 

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