March 2019 – Customer of the Month
Smith’s Market was started in 1933 by Henry Smith. Today, the owners are Chris and Gail Barnes. Chris’s father started working at Smith’s Market in 1957, and saw the business expand, and double in store space. He bought Smith’s Market in 1965, and worked to grow the business until he retired, and sold the business to his son, and current owner, Chris in 2005. Two years after buying the business, Chris was able to expand the store space again to the size that it is today. Currently, they have 12 full-time employees that are trained in customer service, and enjoy seeing all the happy customers that come and go throughout the day.
Smith’s Market has become a landmark in downtown Hutchinson, and provides a unique shopping experience that is difficult to find now that most shopping is done online. They work hard to have the atmosphere of the shop contain the charm of yesteryear, but all the conveniences of today.
Smith’s Market is a favorite shop to many people, due to the superb customer service, and the small-town feel of the store. Whether you are looking for fresh fruits and vegetable, gardening supplies, candy, or homemade fudge, you will love Smith’s Market.