Grande Idea

Turning his mainstream supermarket into Oregon's largest Hispanic grocery store Grande Foods was no easy task, but Tom Evans regrets nothing, nada. In fact, his big adventure has been gratifying in many ways, he said. Most notably, he and his co-owners are turning a better profit than they have in years. That's despite taking less margin on key items, to keep retail prices on many items lower than

Turning his mainstream supermarket into Oregon's largest Hispanic grocery store — Grande Foods — was no easy task, but Tom Evans regrets nothing, nada.

In fact, his big adventure has been gratifying in many ways, he said. Most notably, he and his co-owners are turning a better profit than they have in years.

That's despite taking less margin on key items, to keep retail prices on many items lower than they were previously.

“We have more business than we had even imagin

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