Headquartered in Parsippany, N.J., Kings Super Markets is a supermarket chain that operates more than 25 grocery stores in northern New Jersey and New York. Founded in 1936, it was bought in 1988 by the United Kingdom-based clothing retailer, Marks & Spencer. Kings Super Markets is recognized as a trailblazer in the area of upscale grocery stores. The company operates a cooking studio that conducts seasonal classes related to the preparation of bakery items and desserts. Kings Super Markets also offers catering services for formal business gatherings, white tent engagement parties, office celebrations, dinner parties and formal banquets. The company maintains various locations in New Jersey, including Livingston, West Caldwell, Short Hills, Midland Park, Hillsdale, Garwood, Maplewood and Mendham.