Stack & Van Til president Dave Wilkinson said grocery stores have been doing well, but depend on a healthy economy.
Young woman with a grocery shopping bag.
Ultra Foods will soon open its 16th location in Prospect Heights in Chicago’s northwest suburbs.
Grocery stores are working to remain relevant to customers, such as by offering more natural foods, said Stack & Van Til president Dave Wilkinson.
CEDAR LAKE | After hungering in a food desert for three years, residents of this lakeside community happily converged on the first-of-its-kind Strack & Van Til grocery store Thursday following grand opening ceremonies.
Grocery delivery service WeGoShop.com has expanded to include Lake County.
MERRILLVILLE | A new Ultra Foods store featuring a unique modern décor with expanded meat, produce and hot food sections opened Tuesday at 6001 Broadway in Merrillville.
Meat cutter Dennis Kazmierczak restocks the ground beef cooler at the new Ultra location in Merrillville. The grand opening for the store will be May 16. Hours are 6 a.m. to midnight daily.
The new Ultra location in Merrillville is open for business. Located in the remodeled 65,000-square-foot former PayLow Foods’ building, the store is the fourth Ultra Foods in Lake County.
Jen Witvoet of Wheatfield, shops for bread and other groceries at the new Ultra location in Merrillville. Located in the remodeled 65,000-square-foot former PayLow Foods’ building, the store is the fourth Ultra Foods in Lake County.
The new Ultra location in Merrillville is open for business.
Conditions within the grocery segment are encouraging the trend of smaller chains of stores selling out to become part of larger "super-independent" ones, said Dave Wilkinson.
Sally and Michael Moyers' franchise, Wegoshop.com, shops and delivers groceries and other items for a small fee. They've expanded their franchise into Valparaiso and Chesterton areas in Porter County. .
Sally Moyer, of Michigan City selects olive oil while shopping at a local food store. Moyer and her husband, Michael, opened a shopping and delivery franchise, Wegoshop.com. They shop and deliver groceries and other items for a small fee. They've expanded their franchise into Valparaiso and …
Highland-based grocery store chain Strack & Van Til plans to buy seven WiseWay and PayLow locations from WiseWay Supermarkets, according to a joint news release the companies issued Tuesday.
Independent grocery stores are performing marginally better this year compared to 2011, but larger retail chains are continuing to struggle with sales declines, said Donald Weiss.
The weather may be perfect for throwing a steak or burger on the grill, but high beef prices mean consumers and retailers are the ones being burned.
Independent grocery store chain executive Donald Weiss said all stores are not created equal, especially considering that the financial performances of some firms in the Chicago area has been dismal.
Moo & Oink products are now available at multiple locations in Northwest Indiana.
Grocery store customers are demonstrating greater confidence in the economy by buying "premium" food items more often, Donald Weiss said.
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