|10/20/2016 - The Charleston Gazette Mail was in Grantsville Thursday at the county's only supermarket - Foodland.|
A reporter was interviewing customers regarding the stores shelves going bare.
Gazette-Mail story to follow.
10/18/2016 - Corey Facemire,
Vice President of
Facemire Foods Inc. told the Hur Herald Tuesday that the company is looking at changes with Foodland outlets, including the stores in Grantsville and Glenville.
Foodland customers have reported that food shelves are going bare in the stores, expressing concern for the future of the Grantsville outlet, the only supermarket in Calhoun.
"Our supplier and franchisor SuperValu is undergoing some changes, changes that include examining the future for the Foodland program," said Facemire.
SuperValu just announced the sale of their grocery chain Save-A-Lot.
"In regard to the Foodland franchise, they are looking at different routes, that include but not limited to keeping the Foodland program continuing, or converting current Foodland stores to Shoppers Value Foods or Shop-N-Save stores."
"This transition along with current economic conditions in our state, as well as a new Wal-Mart in our current trade area, have compiled to adversely effect Facemire Foods as a company."
"While I in no way expect our customers in Grantsville and our other locations such as Glenville, to be understanding of this situation or current store conditions, it is important for them to know I greatly appreciate their patience and their loyalty through these times," Facemire said.
He said that Facemire Foods Inc. and SuperValu have came to a tentative agreement to continue to supply and grow the Foodland brand in our areas.
"At this moment, I do not have an exact timeline for when the final details of the agreement will be hammered out, however, I feel strongly that the deal will be completed in the coming weeks and the folks in and around Grantsville and Glenville will see their store go back to normal," said Facemire.
"I cannot stress enough my appreciation for the folks in Grantsville and Glenville and their support over the many years of the life of those stores. While we have just hit a pothole in the road, smoother roads are ahead," Facemire concluded.