IKE IS ONE YEAR OLD and walking tall in Tucson.
The name actually belongs to Bashas' Supermarkets. The Chandler, Ariz.-based retailer opened Ike's Farmers' Market in the state's southernmost city last May. It's a new concept for the privately held company that also operates Bashas' Supermarkets, AJ's Fine Foods and Food City stores.
“We went in the opposite direction from the stark, white presentation of other natural retailers,” said Ken Straub, who heads up special projects