The original Company had its beginning in the year 1911, when Edward Seabold Sr. began delivering milk to homes on the West Side of Elyria. The milk came from the family farm on Telegraph Road. Ten-gallon cans were carried on a horse drawn wagon and milk was hand dipped at each home into the customer’s container. Delivery was made twice a day, due to the absence of refrigeration and pasteurization. The business was then known as Seabold Dairy.
A few years later, the operation was moved to Lake Avenue (now called North Gateway Boulevard) on the same land where the present Company headquarters are located.
In 1919, Edward was joined in the growing business by his brother, Carl. The business was incorporated in 1932 as Elyria Dairies, Inc., and the trade name “Sunshine Farms Dairy” was created.
To develop an additional market for Sunshine Farms Dairy products, the Seabold brothers formed North Central Ohio Convenient Food Mart, Inc. in 1964, and acquired the franchise for Convenient Food Mart stores. Convenient Food Mart opened its first store on July 12th, 1965 in Lorain, Ohio.
We are now proudly serving the communities of Amherst, Elyria, Grafton, LaGrange, and North Ridgeville. Our company owns and operates 5 company stores and 1 franchise stores. For a store location list please click here:
Our stores are typically larger and have more perishable departments than other traditional convenience stores. All of our stores have full service deli and hot food departments, and some of our stores have full service meat and bakery departments.
We are proudly known for our spectacular Lil’ Chet’s fried chicken, chicken tenders and for our hot carry out entrees.
In addition we also offer a variety of items you would expect to find in a “mini-supermarket” such as dairy, groceries, cold beverages, canned goods, bread, snacks, beer and wine.
2016 marks the 51st anniversary of the opening of our first Convenient Food Mart. Our owners, managers, and employees are committed to providing quality and friendly service! This commitment has made Convenient Food Mart, Region 7, a leader in the convenience store industry!
MISSION STATEMENT- The Convenient Food Mart Stores of Region 7 will strive to make each customer’s visit as fast and friendly as possible; while making each customer proud to say they have a Convenient Food Mart store in their Neighborhood.