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    WinCo Exploring Dallas Market

    It has no definite plans to open stores there, yet.

    WinCo Foods is evaluating the opportunities of entering the Dallas-Fort Worth market, though it said it has no definite plans of opening stores there yet.

    According to published reports, retailers that have entered the Dallas-Fort Worth market in the last few years include United Supermarket’s Market Street, natural and organic food retailer Sprouts, Aldi and recently Trader Joe’s.

    Meanwhile, existing grocers, such as Whole Foods Market, HEB’s Central Market, and Kroger have opened new stores in the area.

    In October 19th of 2009 WinCo started its expansion into Utah (the first venture into a new state since the purchase of 1985) by opening its first two stores in the state on the same day. Then in 2010 the company opened a store in Orem, Utah; marking the return to an area it once occupied under the banner of Waremart Food Centers. Later in the year it continued to expand its presence in the state by opening in new cities such as Ogden and Roy. While experiencing this successful expansion WinCo Foods also solidified its presence in known areas such as Vancouver, Washington by opening its fourth store in the city.

    Today Boise, Idaho-based WinCo operates 85 stores in seven states (Washington, Idaho, California, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Arizona).

     

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