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The History of Price Cutter

The Secret to Our Success

John Ramey is best known for establishing the first modern supermarket in the Springfield Metropolitan area, becoming an integral part of Ozark's history.

In 1919, John Ramey purchased a grocery store in Springfield, Missouri.  Using his mustering out pay from the army. This small store became the first of eight.

By 1939, when Ramey boldly established the modern supermarket in an empty field outside of town, people considered him delusional. This venture turned out to be one of the most successful food businesses in the Springfield area.

During the war, it became difficult to supply merchandise for all eight stores. Ramey consolidated all eight stores into one supermarket, permanently closing the other stores, marking a milestone in Ramey's history. In 1946, John Ramey sold his supermarket.

The two gentlemen from Kansas City that purchased the Ramey stores opened another Ramey Supermarket in 1954, a third in 1957, and a fourth in 1965, all located in the Springfield Market.

The partnership sold out to a new corporation on January 15, 1967. Leaping into the grocery industry, the Cohen Family operating under Roswil Inc., added multiple supermarkets throughout Missouri, evolving into one of the fastest-growing operations in the Midwest.

Under the management of Richard Taylor, the small chain expanded outside of southwest Missouri by the acquisition and consolidation of rural markets.

Richard Taylor transitioned his leadership of Ramey to his son Erick Taylor in 1993. Erick and the employees of Roswil, Inc. continued their expansion of the company, converting the Ramey banner into Price Cutter, located primarily in the Springfield Metropolitan area.

Headquartered in Southwest Missouri, operating 37 stores under multiple store banners, Pyramid Foods proudly supports its local communities. Keeping it local since 1967 but holding its spot in history dating back to 1919.

While many things have changed in the history of Pyramid Foods, one thing has remained the same; our dedication to providing customers and employees quality food and service in a clean and friendly atmosphere.

Our Banners

Price Cutter Logo

With 21 Price Cutter and 2 Ramey locations spread across Southwest Missouri, we are leaders at local. Our goal is to be the neighborhood grocer devoted to delivering the best quality and service at the best value. We have 16 stores that offer Online Shopping and Starbucks. When you visit any of our locations, you will be greeted by the aroma of freshly baked breads, fresh cut meat, gorgeous flowers from Lilly's Custom Floral, crisp produce, delicious deli meats, and so much more.

Country Mart Logo

Country Mart has 3 stores in Southwest Missouri and 1 location in Eastern Kansas with a constant commitment to involvement and dedication to the community. We offer individualized services and products, such as Online Shopping in all 3 of our stores, full service Meat cases, with a variety of specialty cuts, custom cakes in our full service Bakeries, beautiful floral arrangements and plants, fresh hot food in our Deli, as well as Starbucks and free Wi-Fi.

King Food Saver Logo

King Cash Saver and King Food Saver are dedicated to providing the highest quality groceries at the lowest prices. Everything in our stores is priced at cost on the shelf, with just 10% added to the total bill at checkout. You'll find all your favorite national brands, along with a great selection of fresh quality produce, meat, and dairy items. King Cash Saver has 3 locations in Southwest Missouri and 2 in Eastern Kansas while King Food Saver has an additional 3 stores located in Southwest Missouri and 1 in Eastern Kansas.

The Price Cutter Promise

As your local employee-owned grocer, it is our promise to serve the community to the best of our ability. We promise to serve the community by supporting local organizations who address issues that are dear to our hearts, such as hunger relief, education and health and human services. We promise to serve the community by providing tools to educate and promote healthy eating habits for children and adults. We promise to serve the community by practicing Earth-friendly grocery operations in an effort to preserve our environment. Our goal is to be your neighborhood grocer devoted to delivering the best quality and service at the best value.