The economy in the Pacific Northwest has taken its biggest hit in the area of housing, which has hurt the store in St. Maries more than in Pullman, where the student population keeps sales going, he explained. “People in St. Maries are still struggling because there’s been very little new construction in the region. As a result, we see customers trading down to private level. IGA has a strong private-label brand, so we’re fine in that area. “But we also see ...

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