Marsh to close 8 stores by month end

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thats true

Indianapolis, IN

#1 Jan 9, 2014
This has been planned since last year but again people didn't want to believe it

Since: Dec 06

Indianapolis

#2 Jan 9, 2014
"Our strategy is to remodel, rebuild and re-banner our properties.

Yep we have heard that one before.

Having kiddy day down at the gay parade doesn't seem to have help.

Since: Aug 12

Indianapolis, IN

#3 Jan 9, 2014
The only thing surprising about this is that it took so long. Meijer Wal-Mart and Target supercenters sprung up all over town and took over the grocery business. That led to there being more locations than the market can support.
The Patriot of Honor

Indianapolis, IN

#4 Jan 9, 2014
I haven't gone to marsh since they thought they were better than their shoppers by moving out to carmel and then becoming a lobills, Then closing down again.When March tried to become an upscale store snubbing it's nose at lower end middle class people.I shop krogers and sams club and local super market . Marsh lost all my confidence.

Since: Aug 12

Indianapolis, IN

#5 Jan 9, 2014
The Patriot of Honor wrote:
I haven't gone to marsh since they thought they were better than their shoppers by moving out to carmel and then becoming a lobills, Then closing down again.
One would almost have to be suffering from some sort of psychosis to come up with a theory which is so outrageously incorrect. The chain reserved the Marsh brand for stores which were newer and nicer. The locations which were rebadged as LoBill were no longer nice enough to be considered high end stores, so they tried to attract customers by offering lower priced merchandise.

It's no different from Hilton Hotels branding their high priced locations as The Conrad while lesser locations become Hampton Inn.

Since: Dec 06

Indianapolis

#6 Jan 10, 2014
What happen to Marsh before they were sold was Don's kids ran it into the ground. They started borrowing money to build big fancy stores. They wanted to outdo Kroger and Walmart. They went into Fort Wayne again. Sad mistake. They got out of Fort Wayne in the past because they could not meet the market. So fast forward to present.Sun Capital has sold off or lease every operation that they can. They have stripped employees of any retirement package. If you have been into a Marsh store lately, you will not see many employees in the store even at peak shopping hours. They have strip stores of hours that they can spend. Even the warehousing and Transportation is lease out to another company now. Took the drivers from an hourly rate to cents per mile and stop pay. They only way that Marsh will be able to make it as they are today is to close every store and reopen under a new brand or name.
The Patriot of Honor wrote:
I haven't gone to marsh since they thought they were better than their shoppers by moving out to carmel and then becoming a lobills, Then closing down again.When March tried to become an upscale store snubbing it's nose at lower end middle class people.I shop krogers and sams club and local super market . Marsh lost all my confidence.
Andrew

Indianapolis, IN

#7 Jan 10, 2014
Too bad. I like Marsh.
Nostra Samas

Indianapolis, IN

#8 Jan 10, 2014
Several of the Indy stores have been poor producers for years.Thompson And Emerson store has been a loser for at least 5yrs, Remodeling did nothing to improve sales. Lafayette Road Marsh has always been A dsd nightmare. High crime neighborhood ,short delivery hours and personal riskj to vendors making deliveries. Speedway Marsh never recovered from the road construction loss caused by I-465 and 16th st debacles. to business.

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