In 1979 Marc Glassman opened a relatively large but unpretentious drugstore in Middleburg Heights Ohio. It didn't take long for cost conscious consumers to turn a modest beginning into a major enterprise of discount closeout & grocery stores. We now operate over 60 grocery stores throughout the Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Youngstown and Columbus region, as well as 6 Xpect Discounts stores in Connecticut. We are very proud to be locally owned and operated in N. E. Ohio. Marc's targets the value conscious family grocery shopper. Our basic inventory represents name brand merchandise in the groceries, health & beauty, and general merchandise categories. Marc's is proud to accept Discover credit cards, but provides approved customers with check cashing convenience. Each of our grocery stores has a courtesy section which provides many extra services such as postage stamps, money orders and pre-paid phone cards.
One of Marc's most popular sections is our closeouts department. Each store in the chain features the best buys our buyers can find Worldwide. You never know what you're going to find in our closeouts department, but smart Marc's customers know that if you see something you like, you'd better buy it then. Nothing stays around very long in Marc's closeouts. Marc's closeouts is liable to have everything and anything from automotive products to toys, giftware, servingware and pet supplies.
Marc's grocery stores work on a shorter mark-up than most retailers. A big part of being able to do this is our tremendous store volume. Literally thousands of consumers pass through our doors everyday. We never run "sales", as our pricing is already below the sale prices of many of our competitors.
All of our grocery stores are self-service with the exception of our prescription drug departments and cosmetics departments. The design of our stores includes well-lighted, logically planned aisles which are consistently evolving to provide ease of shopping and a pleasant experience.