CHANDLER, Ariz. — Bashas’ here is planning to close five locations, including its prototype Ike’s Farmers Market near Tuscon, the company’s president told SN. The news follows the announcement earlier this week that Bashas’ planned to lay off 350 workers. “We have to lower our costs to continue to compete as effectively as we can,” said Mike Proulx, Bashas’ president. In addition to Ike’s, Bashas’ is also closing two Bashas’ locations in the Phoenix area and two of its Hispanic-oriented ...

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