Marsh Supermarkets Inc.’s attempt to switch to a cheaper supplier of prescription drugs has touched off a legal battle with
the current supplier — which suggests it could fine the grocery chain as much as $61 million for reneging on its deal.
the mood seems upbeat again at Marsh Supermarkets Inc., thanks to a chain-wide effort to upgrade stores and win back loyalty
from customers and employees. CEO Frank Lazaran said the chain has launched a campaign to remodel 70 percent of its grocery
stores within a year and rebrand every one of them.
By now, David Marsh might be regretting he ever decided to take on former employer Marsh Supermarkets Inc. in court. Since
he filed his lawsuit last fall charging the company his grandfather founded had shortchanged him on severance, the company
has stormed back with a blizzard of allegations.
Crystal Food Services plans to team with several prominent restaurant chains for a nationwide expansion after severing ties
with Marsh Supermarkets Inc. early next year. The locally based catering and food-service company will report directly to
Florida-based Sun Capital Partners, which acquired Marsh in September.