Inventory liquidation begins at 18 unsold Marsh stores

Sales to liquidate inventory at the 18 stores that weren’t sold at auction to other grocers this week could last until early July, said a Marsh spokesman.

The 18 Marsh Supermarkets stores that did not sell at auction this week were to begin liquidating their inventory Thursday, a spokesman for the Fishers-based grocery chain said.

Going-out-of-business sales will continue until all items and products are sold — likely into early July, said Thomas Mulligan, the Marsh spokesman.

The 18 stores that will close as part of Marsh’s bankruptcy are four in Indianapolis; two each in Carmel, Kokomo and Muncie; and one each in Beech Grove, Noblesville, Anderson, Lafayette, West Lafayette, Logansport, Connersville, all in Indiana, and in Hamilton, Ohio.

Twenty-six will remain open and operated by either Topvalco Inc., a Kroger subsidiary, or Fresh Encounter Inc., including the Marsh Hometown Market store at 3075 E. 25th St. in Columbus, which was to become a Fresh Encounter store Thursday.