BEIJING — IGA plans to open its first office outside Chicago next fall here in Beijing, Mark Batenic, IGA president and chief executive officer, told SN. China is IGA's largest single global market, with 17 licensed distributors serving approximately 1,800 stores — slightly less than half of the 4,000 IGA stores operating outside the U.S. Tom Haggai, IGA chairman, said the company has the potential to operate 1,000 more stores in China. The office here will have a staff of four Chinese ...

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