IGA SETS UP SHOP AROUND THE WORLD

CHICAGO -- IGA doesn't stand for International Grocers Alliance, but perhaps it should, because that certainly is what IGA has become.In just 14 years, IGA has built its membership outside North America to nearly 1,800 stores -- about the same number as operate in the United States -- with sales of $10.2 billion, almost half of IGA' s total 2000 volume of $21 billion.According to Paulo Goelzer, vice

CHICAGO -- IGA doesn't stand for International Grocers Alliance, but perhaps it should, because that certainly is what IGA has become.

In just 14 years, IGA has built its membership outside North America to nearly 1,800 stores -- about the same number as operate in the United States -- with sales of $10.2 billion, almost half of IGA' s total 2000 volume of $21 billion.

According to Paulo Goelzer, vice president, IGA International, IGA's U.S. operators like the idea of the comp

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