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Ruler Foods of Kroger coming to Sikeston

Posted Tuesday, December 3, 2013, at 2:38 PM

Kroger will open a Ruler Foods store, a no-frills subsidairy of the company, at the site of a former grocery store at 1102 S. Main St. in Sikeston, Mo., according to a news release from Tom Kelsey, commercial broker with Lorimont Place Ltd., who handled the sale.

Ruler Foods stores strictly are grocery stores and have no pharmacy or fuel centers, the release said. Much like ALDI in Cape Girardeau, customers will bag their own groceries and will be able to "rent" shopping carts.

About 80 percent of the products available at the store will be either Kroger or Kroger Value items, and the store also will have fresh meat and produce, dairy, frozen foods, non-perishible food items and pet and baby items available for purchase, the release said.

The typical Ruler Foods store is about 20,000-square-feet, or about one-fifth the size of a regular Kroger Marketplace store, according to the release. The building at 1102 S. Main St. is about 60,000-square-feet situated on seven acres of property.

In the release, Kelsey said Kroger will be looking for other compatible businesses to co-habit the rest of the available space in the building.

Here is a link to previous reporting on the sale of the former grocery store building:

http://www.semissourian.com/story/202491...


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Heard that Dexter BBQ has bought the Branding Iron BBQ restuarants - know anything about that?

-- Posted by justbob on Thu, Dec 5, 2013, at 3:43 PM


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Amity Shedd is the business reporter for the Southeast Missourian. She grew up in Cape Girardeau and graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a bachelor's degree in mass communication-journalism. She was staff writer and copy editor for Southeast's news publication the Arrow, and previously freelanced and worked on the copy desk at the Missourian.