Longstanding Cincinnati company gets new buyer

March 4, 2017 by  

Remke Markets, a family-run company that has 10 locations throughout the Cincinnati area, has been sold to Fresh Encounter, Inc., based in Findlay.

However, Remke says its stores will remain open. The company has been in business since 1897 and was the only chain, other than Kroger, based in the area.

Matthew Remke, the president of the chain, wrote that the decision to sell was difficult, but doing so will enable the company to continue operating as a neighborhood grocery store that caters to customers in a number of convenient locations. He added that the sale will also allow the company to continue providing employment for its workers.

Remke went on to say that the sale will allow Bill Remke, his father, to retire. The elder man has spent 60 years with the company. Matthew Remke also thanked customers for their loyalty, which goes back 120 years.

Recently, Remke has emphasized that it has deep roots in the communities in which it operates, adding that studies have shown that consumers tend to like companies that provide this type of local connection.

Companies like this can benefit by working with a newsletter printing company, which can create a mailer for customers and area residents that explains the sale and what they can expect in the future. The newsletter format offers space to go into these important issues in detail.