June 19, Ferguson & Hassler closed its store and sold the business to Giant for an undisclosed price.

The move comes after family-owned grocer Darrenkamp's, which was established in 1932, announced in 2018 that it was closing its four locations and selling its Willow Valley store to Giant. 

Darrenkamp's to close all locations, sell Willow Street site to Giant Food Stores

In February, Musser's Markets closed its Columbia location. 

The Fergie's move is the latest shift in the Lancaster County grocery scene, which in the past year has seen several chains move into the area (Wegman's, Whole Foods) as some family-owned grocers close.

Here are the locally based, family-owned supermarkets in Lancaster County, listed by the year they were founded:

Ferguson & Hassler

1 store in Quarryville, 1916.

Ferguson & Hassler in Quarryville to close after 103 years; location will reopen as Giant

Our Town Millersville

Ron Trout stocks shelves at John Herr's Village Market in Millersville. 

John Herr’s Village Market

1 store in Millersville, 1919.


Musser's Columbia

This is Musser's Market in Columbia Plaza at 960 Lancaster Ave, Columbia, will close Feb. 15.

Musser’s Markets

3 stores (in the Buck, Mountville and Lebanon), 1925.

1 day left for Musser’s Markets store in Columbia; owners considering change to discount store

Grocery Wars

This Stauffers of Kissel Hill store at 301 Rohrerstown Road in East Hempfield Township is pictured in this 2018 file photo. It is only a couple of miles from the larger Wegmans grocery store that opened in neighboring Manheim Township in September 2018.

Stauffers of Kissel Hill Fresh Foods

2 stores (in Lititz and Rohrerstown), 1932.


Weaver Markets

2 stores (in Reinholds and Adamstown), 1962.


Shady Maple Farm Market's million-dollar makeover

In this 2010 photo, store CEO Lin Weaver stands at the entrance to the remodeled Shady Maple Farm Market. 

Shady Maple Farm Market

1 store in East Earl, 1970.


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The Oregon Dairy Market.

Oregon Dairy

1 store in Manheim Township, 1974.


Yoder’s Country Market

1 store in New Holland, 1980.


'Country' market offers items from Ukraine

Mindy Elmer holds some of the international food items now available at Martin's Country Market in Ephrata. (Suzette Wenger / Staff)

Martin’s Country Market

1 store in Ephrata, 1983.


Our Town-Akron

Laura Weiser Kauffman, holds a tray of homemade donuts outside Weiser's Market in Akron Monday 

Weiser’s Markets

2 stores (in Lititz and Akron), 1998.


For more food and grocery news: 

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