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Lucky's Market opens first Midwest chain location in OhioLucky's Market opens first Midwest chain location in Ohio

The Lucky's Market chain launches with its first opening in Ohio. Catch the buzz and see inside the new store.

Christine Kapperman

October 29, 2013

2 Min Read
Lucky's Market opens first Midwest chain location in Ohio



Lucky's Market is officially on a roll with the opening of its first chain location in Ohio last week.

Lucky's hails from Boulder, Colo., where until August it remained a single store focused on good food with a local emphasis. Bo Sharon opened his second Lucky's Market location that month in Longmont, Colo., which also sits in Boulder County.

Meanwhile, his partnership (including former executives of Wild Oats and Sunflower Farmers Market) drive to open six stores in Montana, Idaho, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and others within “America’s heartland” over the next 30 months headed east to Columbus, Ohio. Up next: Columbia, Mo., in mid-January.

Below are three stories that look at the new store; the second includes a slideshow tour; and the third emphasizes Sharon's commitment to spreading his love of local through the Lucky's Market chain.

Natural-foods grocer Lucky’s likes Clintonville vibe

Natural-foods grocer Lucky’s likes Clintonville vibe October 25, 2013 · The Columbus Dispatch · Sharon and his Lucky’s chain plan on dispelling the image that natural and organic food is unaffordable. “Nobody’s selling affordable natural foods,” Sharon said. “While we love doing that, we felt we could be successful, as well.”
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Lucky’s Market opening in Clintonville on Wednesday – SLIDESHOW

Lucky’s Market opening in Clintonville on Wednesday – PHOTOS - Columbus - Business First October 22, 2013 · www.bizjournals.com · “We do the business the old-fashioned way,” he said. “We make our own sausages. We make our own bacon. We cook. We know how to cook.” Staff attend Lucky’s-run classes on a number of aspects of the store and business. “We have one called Bacon 101,” Sharon said. “Everyone always attends that one.”
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Owner hopes Lucky's charms Clintonville

Owner hopes Lucky's charms Clintonville October 15, 2013 · ThisWeek Community News · The emphasis on locally produced products -- Sharon specifically mentioned Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams and pasta sauce from Carfagna's manufacturing facility in the Northland area -- has been helped greatly by people applying for jobs at the new Lucky's, Caoua said.
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About the Author(s)

Christine Kapperman

Senior Content Director, New Hope Network

As the senior content director at New Hope Network, Christine Kapperman combines her 20-year journalism background with her passion for business to cover the natural products industry for newhope.com and Natural Foods Merchandiser magazine. She also led content at worldteanews.com. She loves tracking (and tasting) trends as she shares what’s next to show up in cups, plates and in pantries across the United States.

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