The Importance of Employees and Shopping Local

Columbiana, Ohio– The Sparkle Group was formed in 1955 in Akron. Vince Furrie’s father join the group in 1962 with a grocery store on Glennwood Ave. in Youngstown. The Furrie family would later open the Columbiana Sparkle Market in 1974.

Furrie, now the president of Village Plaza Sparkle Group, says while many grocery chains are moving to self check out systems and reducing front-end staff, that’s not something you find in Sparkle Markets.

“It’s not a good way for an independent to do business,” says Furrie. “It’s very impersonal.”

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