SELF-EVALUATION

BELLEVUE, Wash. (FNS) -- Larry's Markets here has spent the last 58 years carving out a fine reputation as a high quality specialty retailer. But now it's evaluation time, Mark McKinney, chief executive officer, told SN."We realized three years ago that we are in a fast-changing marketplace," McKinney said. "The economy, the competition, the customers are all changing. It is critical for independent

BELLEVUE, Wash. (FNS) -- Larry's Markets here has spent the last 58 years carving out a fine reputation as a high quality specialty retailer. But now it's evaluation time, Mark McKinney, chief executive officer, told SN.

"We realized three years ago that we are in a fast-changing marketplace," McKinney said. "The economy, the competition, the customers are all changing. It is critical for independent grocers to talk a long, hard look at themselves to maintain their business."

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