700 Church Street
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Houchens Industries is a supermarket of businesses as well as an operator of supermarkets. The diversified company runs about 180 conventional supermarkets under the Houchens, Food Giant, IGA, Piggly Wiggly, Buehler Foods, and Mad Butcher banners.
Its 210 Save-A-Lot discount grocery stores in a dozen states offer limited selections and cover 15,000 sq. ft. or less. Houchens also owns about 55 convenience stores, operates Cohen’s Fashion Optical franchise stores, and several Sheldon’s Express Pharmacy stores. Other businesses include construction, financial services, real estate, restaurants, and recycling. Founded as BG Wholesale in 1917 by Ervin Houchens, the firm is 100%-owned by its employees.