Alison Laurance of Union shops at the PGG retail store in Island City Monday. The Island City store is one of six likely to be sold or closed in coming months. (PHIL BULLOCK/The Observer)
Island City store employs 28 people and is one of six locations the co-op has up for sale
The Island City Pendleton Grain Growers retail store will see major changes later this year.
PGG announced last week that it plans to close all its retail locations in an effort to restructure business units and return its focus to the needs of its members.
The member-owned agricultural marketing and supply cooperative hopes to sell its retail stores in Milton-Freewater, Athena, Pendleton, Island City, Joseph and Hermiston.
“These decisions have not come easy, as the board recognizes the vast impact that the changes will bring to the agricultural and community members throughout the region,” said Board Chairman Tim Hawkins in a prepared statement. “As we work through these changes, we are dedicated to providing
(For full story, see Wednesday 5/14/14 edition of The Observer)