An independent Oregon grocer that has weathered change and competition will stand alone no longer as it becomes part of a regional chain.
Ron and Sue Ridgway of Tark's Market will retire from their Talent, Ore., store, which will become Ray's Food Place, a C&K Market operation, in early September, according to the Mail Tribune newspaper.
The Brookings, Ore.-based, 64-store grocery chain has begun a slow expansion, its president told the newspaper.
"Our growth cycles seem to come in spurts," said [Doug] Nidiffer. "We find sellers wanting to retire or change their investments. We want to take advantage of those opportunities when they come along. This one was more driven by the desire of the seller, and we were happy to take a look at it."
Read the complete report about the Tark's Market change by the Mail Tribune.