About

FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED
Fresh Encounter, Inc. began in 1995, when Michael S. Needler, Sr. and his family purchased CWC Companies, a retail grocery chain founded in 1964. In 1998, Fresh Encounter, Inc. expanded with the acquisition of Fulmer Supermarkets, another retail grocery chain, originally founded in 1909, and again in 2014 with the purchase of Chief Supermarkets, based in Defiance, Ohio. Today, Fresh Encounter, Inc. operates stores throughout Ohio and eastern Indiana under a variety of banners, including Great Scot, Community Markets, Sack n Save, King Saver and Chief Supermarkets.