CHANDLER, Ariz. -- Bashas' here is using an import program to challenge home supply stores like Home Depot and Lowe's on outdoor furnishings, creating a new competitive opportunity, said Bryon Roberts, vice president, GM. In the past, Bashas' didn't think in terms of competing with the home center stores, handling the typical spring and summer goods like ice chests and resin chairs. Now, "through the opportunities that have arisen in importing, we now do multi-millions of dollars in ...

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