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Remodeled Store Debuts IGA-Inspired Look In Lakebay, WA


Key IGA at 9021 Key Peninsula Highway NW in Lakebay, Washington, revealed its remodel to the public July 19.

The store took over the space formerly occupied by Food Market at Key Center. The Myers Group, the parent company of Key IGA, took ownership of the business March 6. The store has operated regularly since then.


The Myers Group, which now owns seven stores, used the Independent Grocers Alliance’s décor program to refresh the store.

“We did a full store décor remodel using the suggested IGA decor, which looks great. We also lowered 4,500 prices,” said Tyler Myers, president of The Myers Group.

Additional updates include the IGA-branded red oval and a barbecue/smoker department.

The grocer held special events throughout the store from July 19-Aug. 1. They included Taco Tuesdays, wine and beer tastings, a scone wagon, demo days, Seafood Saturday and Kid’s Day. Customers also had the chance to win one of four $250 Key IGA gift cards.


Myers said company’s growth prompted the decision to purchase Food Market, following the previous owner’s decision to retire.

About The Independent Grocers Alliance

IGA was founded in 1926, bringing together independent grocers across the U.S. to ensure that the trusted, family-owned local grocery store remained strong in the face of growing chain competition.

IGA is the world’s largest voluntary supermarket network with aggregate worldwide retail sales of over $40 billion per year. The alliance includes more than 6,200 stores globally, with operations in 46 of the U.S. and more than 30 countries, commonwealths and territories.

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