Serving Communities for 50 years
C.V. Combs has been involved in the grocery industry for over 50 years. He started as a clean-up/sacker/errand boy for a local grocer. From there, he worked for several wholesale and retail companies in the industry. In 1970, he opened his first store. And in 1981, in a move to be closer to his parents, he opened his first C.V.'s Family Foods in Paris, Arkansas.
Since then, 13 stores now operate under the C.V.'s Family Foods banner. In 2004, he purchased 21 Marvin's Food Stores to bring the total to 34.
All along this journey, C.V.'s success is due in large part to his wife Ann. She has been his greatest supporter over their 50+ years of marriage. Their relationship, built on their faith in God, has been the cornerstone of C.V.'s emphasis on building a great atmosphere for his personnel to grow both personally and professionally. They both treat the personnel of C.V.'s and Marvin's as family members. This is the pattern they have used for their success: "Do unto others as you would have done to you".