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Encyclopedia > Central Grocers Cooperative

Central Grocers Cooperative is a retailers' cooperative based in Franklin Park, Illinois near Chicago. It distributes both brand name and private label goods branded as Centrella and Silver Cup Value Buy to about 240 member-owner grocery stores in Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin. A retailers cooperative or consumer cooperative is a business entity which employs economies of scale on behalf of its members to get discounts from manufacturers and to pool marketing. ... Incorporated Village in 1892. ... Chicago (officially named the City of Chicago) is the third largest city in the United States (after New York City and Los Angeles), with an official population of 2,896,016, as of the 2000 census. ... A shop that sells food, either a Supermarket or a much smaller place. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 38th 94,321 km² 225 km 435 km 1. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 25th 149,998 km² 340 km 629 km 4. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 23rd 169,790 km² 420 km 500 km 17 42°30N to 47°3N 86°49W to 92°54W Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 18th 5,453,896 38. ...

It was founded in 1917.

It owns several grocery stores (10 in Indiana and 2 in Illinois), former members of the cooperative that were acquired by the cooperative, including: Strack and Van Til, Town & Country, Key Market, and Ultra Foods.

External links


  • Smaller grocers circling Chicago: Stores open in outlying towns; are burbs next? by H. Lee Murphy in Crain's Chicago Business, 2 16, 2006



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