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    New Specialty Food Market Planned for Toledo

    MAUMEE, Ohio - A new specialty foods market will open in Sylvania, Ohio, courtesy of The Andersons, Inc., a six-store operator based here.

    MAUMEE, Ohio - A new specialty foods market will open in Sylvania, Ohio, courtesy of The Andersons, Inc., a six-store operator based here.

    The Andersons specialty food store will serve as an anchor of a retail center being developed by Tomahawk Development Co., located near the corners of King Road and Sylvania Avenue. The Andersons Market, occupying a space of about 30,000 square feet, will have a product offering with a strong emphasis on fresh foods, inclusive of produce, deli and bakery, and meats, as well as specialty and conventional dry goods and wine and beer, all of which will be presented in an atmosphere that promises to be both educational and fun.
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    "We have seen growing success with our conventional and specialty food product offering in our existing stores and have chosen to expand that offering through this new store concept," said Mike Anderson, president and c.e.o. "We appreciate the support we continually receive from our customers and see this as an opportunity to provide a venue to further serve the needs of the greater Toledo area."

    The Andersons, Inc. operates six stores, most measuring 140,000 square feet in size, in the Toledo, Columbus, and Lima markets. There are currently three stores in the Toledo area that features a variety of home improvement, hardware, general mass merchandise, pet, lawn and garden, and specialty food product offerings. The new specialty foods concept will carry only food-related products.

    When completed in the first half of 2007, the new store will have a workforce of about 85 employees.

    The company said it will provide further details regarding the new Andersons Market specialty food store in the coming months.

    The Andersons, Inc., a diversified company with interests in the grain, ethanol, and plant nutrient sectors of U.S. agriculture, as well as in railcar marketing, industrial products formulation, turf products production, and general merchandise retailing, has operations in seven U.S. states, plus rail equipment leasing interests in Canada and Mexico.

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