GALLIPOLIS — In March 1980, Ohio Valley Supermarkets, then owned by Bob and Sheila Eastman, opened its first store, Ohio Valley Foodland.
Over the years, the company, now owned and operated by the Eastmans’ sons, Brent and Kevin, has grown to 10 supermarkets operating under three banner names Foodland, Save-A-Lot and Piggly Wiggly. In addition, the company operates a warehouse, Bidwell Hardware and their main office.
As a family owned and operated company, Ohio Valley Supermarkets strives to be “hands on” with the challenges within each of their communities and prides itself on being community minded and involved.
“We feel giving back to the communities in which we operate is important and is the reason we are involved in schools, youth activities and civic type events,” said Brent Eastman. “As the communities grow, we have the opportunity to grow. Community growth and improvement are vital to growing our local economy and keeping it strong. We urge everyone to ‘Think Local.’”