Remodels Help C&K Build Local Business

Operating two supermarkets half a mile away from each other in a small town would be a challenge for most retailers. However, C&K Markets here has managed to do exactly that. The retailer has converted its former Ray's Food Place in La Pine, Ore., to a warehouse-style Shop Smart, and has turned a nearby independent store it purchased into its more upscale Ray's Food Place, where there's

BROOKINGS, Ore. — Operating two supermarkets half a mile away from each other in a small town would be a challenge for most retailers.

However, C&K Markets here has managed to do exactly that. The retailer has converted its former Ray's Food Place in La Pine, Ore., to a warehouse-style Shop Smart, and has turned a nearby independent store it purchased into its more upscale Ray's Food Place, where there's a focus on high-quality produce, fresh foods and local products. The s

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