Visitors bureau urges shoppers to buy local
December 14, 2012 10:08PM
Updated: January 17, 2013 6:18AM
ROMEOVILLE — The Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau is encouraging area residents to take advantage of the large number of local shopping opportunities available for the holidays. For information on shops, restaurants and cafes, get a visitors guide by calling 800-926-2262 or visiting www.heritagecorridorCVB.com.
Central Grocers to buy Dearborn
JOLIET — Central Grocers Inc., a members-owned grocery wholesaler, has entered an agreement to purchase the grocery distribution business of Chicago-based Dearborn Wholesale Grocers L.P. The transaction will strengthen Central Grocers’ ability to supply food products to more than 400 independent grocery retailers in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan and Wisconsin, according to a company press release.
Central Grocers, founded in 1917 and the exclusive distributor of the Centrella brand, has grown to be the seventh-largest grocery cooperative in the United States.
Dearborn Wholesale Grocers plans to hold on to its five “cash-and-carry” wholesale grocery branches and continue to operate them under the Dearborn name.
MORRIS — Grundy Workforce Services, 1715 N. Division St., helps local residents find employment in tough economic times.
For additional information, call 815-942-0566.
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