The humble beginnings of the Houchens Food Group date back to 1917 when Ervin G. Houchens opened his first general store in rural Barren County, Kentucky. Since that time, the Food Group has grown into a diverse mix of grocery and convenience stores spanning 17 states. With more than 400 stores nationwide, there’s a good chance we’re just around the corner.  



Crossroads IGA is a unique hybrid conventional grocery store and  convenience store. Crossroads meets the secondary shopping needs of consumers while offering value and product selection equivalent to a conventional grocery store.  Theses stores feature a full line of fresh meat and produce as well as take home meal options. All locations also house a quick serve restaurant.

Price Less

Price Less is the newest addition to the Houchens Food Group Family. The store operates under a cost-plus format that provides customers with incredible value and savings.  The concept offers a simplified, no gimmicks approach to selling groceries, delivering a large selection of popular brands as well as IGA brand products to consumers at cost with 10% added at checkout.


Conventional Stores

From metropolitan cities to rural communities, our conventional grocery stores are located all across the United States. They feature a variety of services including hand-cut meats, fresh fruits and vegetables, deli/bakery, pharmacies, and fuel centers. Other store formats include Save-A-Lot  stores that span from New York to Texas, and our Food Giant  brand, which is rooted in the Midwest and extends into the Deep South. 


Convenience Stores

Our three convenience store brands combined – Jr. Food Stores, Shell, and IGA Express – have more than 40 locations throughout Kentucky and Tennessee. All sell fuel and support the grab-and-go customer.