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Specialty grocer to stay open in Mitchell

November 30, 2013 in Uncategorized

A local specialty grocery store is open for business, despite nearly closing for good last month.

Prairie Town Grocery, at 601 S. Sanborn Blvd., would have closed at the end of October were it not for a new manager hired to run the business in t…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Community of Menno planning bigger grocery store

November 19, 2013 in Uncategorized

MENNO (AP) — Residents who took over the lone grocery store in the southeastern South Dakota town of Menno to keep it from closing are now planning to build a bigger store.

The Menno Food Market has seen rapid growth since shareholders bought …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Community of Menno planning bigger grocery store

November 19, 2013 in Uncategorized

MENNO (AP) — Residents who took over the lone grocery store in the southeastern South Dakota town of Menno to keep it from closing are now planning to build a bigger store.

The Menno Food Market has seen rapid growth since shareholders bought …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Grocery prices higher in Oil Patch, but not as much as might be expected

July 26, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Residents in some areas of North Dakota might want to pick a new beverage to cry over milk is just too expensive to spill. The price for a gallon of 2 percent milk in June ranged from $3.33 at a large supermarket in Cass County to $6.89, a premium price recorded at an Oliver County convenience store. Continue Reading

Osakis Family Foods opens for business May 16

May 14, 2013 in The Osakis Review

Local funds helped new owners improve, open store Continue Reading

Grocery stores, gas stations feel effects

April 10, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON As rolling blackouts continued in Worthington Wednesday, businesses carried on as best they could. Continue Reading

Bakken grocery bills hard to swallow: Dickinson food prices at or above national, Midwest average

November 17, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

The tale has spread that it’s possible to make a fortune out in the Bakken, but so has the tale of how it takes a fortune to live here. Continue Reading

Hugo’s in Grand Forks buys Park Rapids, Minn., grocer

November 14, 2012 in DL-Online

Hugo’s Family Marketplace, a Grand Forks-based grocer, said Tuesday that it has purchased J&B Foods in Park Rapids, Minn. This will bring the number of stores in the Hugo’s chain to 10. Continue Reading

Milestone as phase II for community owned store in WIllmar, Minn., moves ahead

September 16, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Organizers for a Community Owned Grocery reached a membership milestone that has launched the project into the phase II planning stage.
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The cost of putting food on the table

September 1, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

The banana could be considered a minor miracle of global trade.
Every day of the year, even in winter, a shopper in Grand Forks can purchase fruit grown in the tropics and shipped thousands of miles to be sold during short period before it turns black, at a price, as of last month, of 58 cents per pound. Continue Reading