CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- This region of central Illinois has a population of 100,000 -- and a 230,000-square-foot Meijer's suspercenter. There's also a 178,000-square-foot Kmart supercenter, four Supervalu County Market discount stores and two Schnuck Markets measuring 60,000 and 70,000 square feet. One would think it impossible for an independent supermarket to do business in a climate as competitive as this, but that is far from the case. A group of independent store operators from this and ...
REGISTER TO VIEW THIS ARTICLE - Register for a Free Account
Why Register for FREE?
Registering for content on Supermarket News will give you INSTANT access to invaluable articles and media content that industry professionals rely on. You will have access to our special reports, feature articles, and industry analysis. It’s FREE, easy and quick. What are you waiting for! In addition you will also receive a complimentary copy of SN's salary survey sent to you by email.
Attention Paid Print Subscribers: While you have already been granted free access to SN we ask that you register now. We promise it will only take a few minutes! Or visit your profile and add your print magazine account number and zip code.