Member Spotlight






In an effort to show appreciation to our membership, the Ohio Grocers Association will feature a company every month in our Member Spotlight.

This is an opportunity to tell more about your organization, its services, or any notable happenings within your business and/or your team.

How does the Member Spotlight work?

  • A store visit from OGA staff
    • CEO & COO
  • Social Media
    • Tagged & featured on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn
  • Weekly Checkout Recognition
    • Side bar logo with direct link to your website
  • Keeping Up With Kristin
    • Footage from your store with an exclusive interview with OGA President

If you would like more information about this Program or have any questions, please contact Veronica Mathias, Communications Manager, by email at 


August 2018 Spotlight: Caldwell Food Center Emporium

Caldwell, Ohio is made up of roughly 10,000 people and mostly all of them frequent Caldwell Food Center Emporium. At all 3 businesses, Caldwell Food Center, Save-A-Lot and Marathon gas, 62 employees make up each successful team. Caldwell Food Center Emporium is a third generation owned and operating one-stop-shop.

Follow along the timeline of how Caldwell Food Center has evolved!

In 1963 Leander Crock, first generation store owner, purchased a very small grocery store with only 2 cash registers. It was across the street from what is now Caldwell Food Center Emporium.

1966, the family bought the current Caldwell Food Center.

1983, Dennis Crock, second generation, came into the grocery industry. Within that same year, the cafeteria was built.

1988 the family had purchased the gas station across the street and followed with opening a garden center.

1989 the variety department was built.

1991 the entire store was turned around and then broke ground on property where a gas station was built.

1995 the gas station was fully open and operating with American made gasoline, Marathon Gas.

1999 the variety department was re-expanded.

2003 the restaurant on site was shut down and the produce department was expanded.

2005 the Caldwell family opened the Save-a-Lot store next door.

2011 Angela Crock, third generation and Vice President of the Caldwell Board and General Manager, came into the family business full-time.

The entire Caldwell family is very involved in every trade throughout the town of Caldwell, form construction, housing and plumbing, they do it all. Caldwell Food Center is very involved in their community outreach, helping however and wherever they can.

Caldwell Food Center is advancing into the digital age and recently launched their online shopping platform using FreshOpp. Digital coupons have successfully made their way into the Center as well.

Caldwell Food Center Emporium has everything you could need, in one place! The variety store has over-the-counter medicines, health and beauty products, balloons, fabric and all of the needed essentials, crafting supplies, hardware, lighting and automotive, home décor and photo kiosks.

Fun-Fact: The store is most recently known as the “Big Foot Store” by selling cement statues that can be found sporadically around the US; with one signature statue at the store that is dressed up for different holidays and visited often by people of the community.

OGA is proud to have Caldwell Food Center Emporium as a long standing member and thank you for your continual support! If you’re ever in Caldwell, stop by their stores – you’ll be welcomed with a friendly smile and helping hand! Check out their Facebook page, Instagram and Website for online shopping, daily special and company updates!



July 2018 Spotlight- Mettler Toledo

June 2018 Spotlight – Niles Sparkle Market

May 2018 Spotlight – Gateway Recycling

April 2018 Spotlight – Hogue’s IGA

March 2018 Spotlight – Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea 

February 2018 Spotlight – Kishman’s IGA


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