Our History

For more than eighty years, spanning three generations, the Wagner family has owned and operated a grocery store in Minster, Ohio. This community-oriented business was founded on two very basic principles - excellent customer service and quality products.


The tradition of excellence began in 1922, when A. J. Wagner opened his first store at 91 W. Fourth St. (a portion of present Minster Bank site). During the early years, only groceries were sold. Meat and produce items were not part of the inventory.


A.J. Wagner added a 1500 square-foot meat department.


Wagner’s moved to a new location at 40 W. Fourth Street., which had previously housed the Knights of Columbus organization. In that same year, produce was added to the line of groceries and meats.


Wally Wagner Sr. came home from the armed services and joined his father, AJ., in the growing business. In 1952 another 1200 square feet were added, allowing the grocery department to expand.


Wagner’s moved to it’s current location on 257 E. Fourth Street. The move more than tripled the stores size to 7,500 square feet. The change also allowed the addition of the very popular deli and bakery departments.


The store was remodeled and an additional 5,000 square feet were added. Each department was expanded, with a special emphasis on the deli. A fresh seafood department was also introduced.


The store was again remodeled and expanded by another 8,000 square feet. All departments were enlarged, including the deli, where hot, take-home foods were added.


The largest expansion to date was undergone with an additional 12,000 square feet. Dry cleaning, a Minster Bank branch, and Accents on Main Gift Shop joined the array of services.

Under the management of third-generation owner, Wally Wagner, Jr., Wagner’s IGA boast a full-service grocery store comprising 32,500 square feet. The principles of providing consistently excellent customer service and quality products continue to be the mission of this fine store.


rt Loramie, Ohio. The new location is a 8,900 sq. ft. market that offers a full line of groceries, dairy, and frozen foods, a large hot deli, fresh meat and produce. It also includes a Subway with a sit down area.


The Minster location undergoes an extensive remodel that expands the produce department, specialty cheeses, beer and wine. Renovations to the deli area allowed for the addition of Subway in this store.


Wagner's Rewards program is launched aalowing customers to earn points to save money on fuel.


New Bremen, Ohio. Our new store is 26,000 square feet and features a full service deli, fresh produce, meat dept., a full line of grocery, dairy and frozen products. Additional features are a large craft, imported and domestic beer selection, a great selection of wines and a state liquor store. It also includes a cafe seating area and a community room.


Online shopping for curbside pickup is launched at our Minster location. Digital coupons are now available with our Wagner's Rewards program.