Stack & Van Til president Dave Wilkinson said grocery stores have been doing well, but depend on a healthy economy.
Highland Fresh Produce tried to make a go of it in a strip mall off a busy street selling a variety of healthy fare, including acorn squash, aloe leaves and papaya.
LANSING | When Sheila Johnston, a Munster resident, shopped recently at Jansma Farmstand, 3033 Ridge Road, she said she makes the trip because the market has high-quality produce.
Grocery stores are working to remain relevant to customers, such as by offering more natural foods, said Stack & Van Til president Dave Wilkinson.
There's almond butter, gluten-free bread, craft beer and blinking electronic price labels on the shelves.
An A&P Grocery 1939 advertisement heralds the holiday arrival of the Jane Parker Fruitcake Line.
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.
Grocery stores have been getting by, but face headwinds that include fierce competition and increasingly cost-conscious customers.
An auto parts store has opened its first location in Gary.
Shoppers won't have to fish around in their wallets for another card while checking out at a local grocery store, just so they can save 20 cents on lunch meat or a box of cereal.
If it seems like your grocery store bills are getting bigger, you're not imagining it: food prices are on the rise, and poised to go higher.
Stan Stefanski, of Highland, is the owner of Big Frank's Sausage, 1417 Carrol St., in East Chicago, which is prized as one of Northwest Indiana's combo Polish deli-grocery-restaurants.
Local grocery store operators Melissa Diaz and Mark Musleh emphasize competitive pricing, community awareness and customer rapport at their establishments.
For thousands of people living in Northwest Indiana and Chicago's south suburbs, restricted access to nutritious, high-quality food is prevalent.
Ashley Bradley, with her 2-year-old son Kareem Marcus in tow, couldn't help but shake her head while walking past the food store closest to her home.
LAPORTE | LaPorte police are investigating a robbery of a woman in a Kroger parking lot.
INDIANAPOLIS | Two state lawmakers hope 2012 is the year Hoosiers finally will be allowed to purchase alcohol from retailers on Sundays and buy cold beer at places other than package liquor stores.
CEDAR LAKE | Plans for a new grocery store in Cedar Lake advanced smoothly this past week.
CEDAR LAKE | The grocery chain Strack & Van Til presented a site plan for a new store at Lincoln Plaza during the Cedar Lake Plan Commission's Wednesday work session.
Are you a local resident who saves a great deal of money on your grocery bill with the use of coupons? If you are an extreme couponer, veteran or new, and would like to share your secrets, contact Joyce Russell at firstname.lastname@example.org or (219) 762-1397, ext. 2222.
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