CHICAGO — IGA here hopes to expand its U.S. membership over the next few years by redefining its brand image and boosting its store standards, Mark Batenic, president and chief executive officer of IGA USA, told SN. IGA expects to add its banner to close to 100 new stores this year from customers of the 14 wholesalers that operate IGA-licensed distribution centers, but the number could increase if the alliance is able to license additional wholesalers — a goal Batenic said he is pursuing. ...

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