The History of Foster’s Supermarket

Frank R, (Bud) Foster bought his first store at the age of 21 in 1941, It was the Student’s Store at Mount Hermon, in Gill Massachusetts.

Mount Hermon School bought the store from Bud in 1951. He stayed on as manager and overseer of the Northfield Bookstore, as well as assistant to the purchasing agent. A year later he was ready for a new challenge and purchased a grocery store on Chapman Street in Greenfield.

After two years at the Chapman Street location it became apparent that a larger store would be needed. In 1954 Bud built a 5000 square foot supermarket on Silver Street.

In 1974 we moved to our present location at the Corner of Conway and Allen Streets, site of the former Trifilo’s Market. Ten years later we enlarged the front of the store and added the deli, bakery, and beer and wine departments. In 1990 the receiving area at the south end of the store was completed. In 2001 the addition of the grocery processing area and new backroom freezer was finalized.

Foster’s Supermarket is a family owned and operated business. Bud passed away in 2021 at 100 years young. His grandsons Matthew and Jason Deane acquired the store in January of 2006. Matthew is currently the President and Jason is CEO.

Foster’s is associated with C&S Wholesale Grocers in Brattleboro, VT. Our Private Label (or Store Brand) is Best Yet.

We want you, our customer, to be fully satisfied with all aspects of your shopping experience. If we fail to meet your expectations or you have any suggestions for improvements, please stop by the service desk and ask for Matt or Jason.