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GROCERY: Industry doing well in spite of increased competition

GROCERY: Industry doing well in spite of increased competition

The grocery industry is prospering, even though the greater Chicago market is crowded with competition, Strack & Van Til president Dave Wilkinson said. 

May 04, 2014 12:00 am
Stracks renovating Munster supermarket, bulking up organics

Stracks renovating Munster supermarket, bulking up organics

Strack & Van Til, the largest local grocery chain, is pursuing a major multimillion-dollar renovation of its Munster supermarket.

March 28, 2014 5:30 am Photos

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Ross Group wins national awards

PORTAGE | A local development and commercial construction firm has picked up three national awards. The Ross Group won a Top 10 Builders of the Year Award, a Volume Award for 2013 and an Accumulated Volume Award for sales over the past few years from Mississippi-based Ceco Building Systems.…

March 24, 2014 5:00 pm
Lessons on salt for dietitians ... by a chip maker

Lessons on salt for dietitians ... by a chip maker

Snack and soda makers that often are blamed for fueling the nation's obesity rates also play a role in educating the dietitians who advise Americans on healthy eating.

March 05, 2014 12:00 am
GROCERY: Northwest Indiana market stable, but Illinois shoppers more demanding

GROCERY: Northwest Indiana market stable, but Illinois shoppers more demanding

Stack & Van Til president Dave Wilkinson said grocery stores have been doing well, but depend on a healthy economy.

February 02, 2014 12:00 am
GROCERY: Grocery stores catering more toward customers who want healthy food

GROCERY: Grocery stores catering more toward customers who want healthy food

Grocery stores are working to remain relevant to customers, such as by offering more natural foods, said Stack & Van Til president Dave Wilkinson.

October 20, 2013 12:00 am
What will Whole Foods do to area?

What will Whole Foods do to area?

Whole Foods Market has been disparaged for eating up whole paychecks, but its tony reputation could have a whole lot of impact on Northwest Indiana's image.

September 14, 2013 11:15 pm Photos

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Food Tank offers strategies on saving water

The United States suffered its worst drought in at least 25 years in 2012, in an event that affected 80 percent of the country's agricultural land.

May 07, 2013 12:00 am
Poll: Fight obesity crisis but keep the junk food

Poll: Fight obesity crisis but keep the junk food

Everyone could use a little help keeping those New Year's resolutions to slim down. But if it means the government limiting junk food, the response is an overwhelming, "No."

January 07, 2013 12:00 am
FORK IN THE ROAD: Grocers in underserved areas find challenges, opportunities

FORK IN THE ROAD: Grocers in underserved areas find challenges, opportunities

Local grocery store operators Melissa Diaz and Mark Musleh emphasize competitive pricing, community awareness and customer rapport at their establishments.

April 10, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Jobs key to everyone's recovery

Jobs key to everyone's recovery

Weak job creation is hindering the recovery of industries across the board in Northwest Indiana, according to the Times Board of Economists.

February 20, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Snack food maker to expand Michigan City operations

MICHIGAN CITY | A contract baker of snack foods announced Friday that it will expand its operations in Michigan City, creating up to 100 new jobs by 2014.

January 21, 2011 11:00 am
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