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Congratulations to our 2013 IGA USA International Retailers of the Year!

Author: Mark Batenic

The Independent View           

Mark Batenic              

Congratulations to our 2013 IGA USA International Retailers of the Year!  

 January 9, 2013 

 

Last month you'll recall that we devoted a full week in The Independent View to profiling our 2013 IGA
USA International Retailer of the Year Finalists. While you were getting to know these retailers through their retailing "best practices" perspectives, IGA Senior Vice Presidents Doug Fritsch and Dave Bennett and I were traveling around the country to get a firsthand look at their stores.

Choosing which of these finalists would become our 2013 IGA USA International Retailers of the Year was extremely difficult—especially since we heard from employees and shoppers alike that each of these retailers delivers on the IGA Promise of personalized customer service and Hometown Proud commitment in every possible way. The incredibly high standards that our finalists maintain raise the bar for us all, making it easy
to understand why we were so filled with pride after visiting each and every one of their stores.

While we consider all seven of these retailers to be winners in their own right, we have chosen three who
will be honored as IGA USA International Retailers of the Year at the IGA Global Rally in Chicago this
April along with our International Retailers of the Year from other IGA countries.

Our 2013 IGA USA International Retailers of the Year are:


Tammy Bailey 2

Tammy Bailey
Bailey's IGA
Rochester, WA
SUPERVALU INC. (Tacoma Division)

Jeff Zollpriester 2 Jeff Zollpriester
Quality Foods IGA
Schofield, WI
SUPERVALU INC. (Green Bay Division)
Mike Trask 2 Mike Trask
Granite Falls IGA
Granite Falls, WA
Unified Grocers

Together our three IGA USA International Retailers of the Year represent the best the grocery retailing world has to offer, and we are particularly proud to have them as members of our IGA Family.

We hope that you can make it to our Global Rally to congratulate all of our IGA International Retailers
of the Year in person. Visit the IGA Global Rally website for program information and to register
to attend.

Thanks,

Mark Batenic

Stay tuned in the coming weeks to learn more about our IGA International Retailers of the Year,
including the names of the IGA Global Retailers who will be honored alongside our USA winners.