Store observing anniversary

IDEAL Market's 75th Anniversary


March 28, 2024

Ideal Market will be celebrating their 75th anniversary. Three generations of the McCord family have owned the store. Shannon and Jenny McCord are all smiles with planning the upcoming events to show customers their appreciation for supporting Ideal Market all these years.

A local market is turning 75 and still looks so young! The owners of Ideal Market will soon celebrate their store's 75th anniversary. Three generations, grandfather Russell McCord, father Larry McCord, son, Shannon McCord, have kept Ideal going. Through competition from other stores, closures of grocery stores and factories, reduction in area population, wars, market crashes and recessions, Ideal has withstood the test of times and is still going.

Russell, or Russ, moved from Fairbury to Superior when he purchased Master Market and changed the name to Ideal Market. Between 1953 and 1969, Russ...

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