Sparkle Market Shines as the Community Grocery Store

Since 1955, Sparkle Market has been rooted in a vision forged by four local independent grocers: provide customers with neighborly service and high-quality products at the lowest prices possible. Today, there are 17 Sparkle Markets serving communities in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, all sharing the same original values. Throughout the years, this collection of local grocery stores have given the large chains a run for their money, remaining ‘big enough to serve their communities, yet small enough to care.’

“All Sparkle Markets are locally owned and operated by independent operators,” notes owner Joe Rosak, Ohio Valley Sparkle Markets. “I own four, including the East Palestine store. Shopping at Sparkle Market is a more friendly environment than your big box grocery stores or corporate-minded grocery stores. I would like for our customers to know that we’re here to serve them as best as possible. ”

Life-long resident Scott Dodge, store manager at the East Palestine Sparkle Market, has worked in the store for over 40 years, serving as manager for the last 30. Scott adds with a smile, ”I started in 1980. So it’s been a while. I think everybody in this store tries to do their best. It’s a family atmosphere where a lot of our employees stay for a long time. And that says something.”

“We are a full-service supermarket. We carry a complete line of groceries, meats, and deli.” Scott adds, “I think we have really fair prices. As far as meat and milk prices, it’s really going to be hard to beat. We have pretty much everything you would need. And in everything we do, we try to help the customers. ”

The East Palestine Sparkle Market also contributes to the community, donating to charities, organizations and sponsoring local sports through the High School.

Joe and Scott invite you to come shop at the East Palestine Sparkle Market.