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Progressive Grocer Honors 25 Outstanding Independents

Smaller retailers thriving despite post-pandemic challenges

Progressive Grocer logoCHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Progressive Grocer, the voice of the retail food industry since 1922, has unveiled its 2023 class of Outstanding Independents. The publication has honored the excellence of America’s independent food retailers for more than a decade.

“It’s always tough to pick our Outstanding Independents honorees, but this year proved particularly difficult,” noted PG Managing Editor Bridget Goldschmidt. “There was so much creativity spotlighted in the submissions, and so many examples of how important these grocers are to their communities. Our lineup of honorees for 2023 is especially strong, as these retailers have come out of the other side of a challenging pandemic, trailed by supply chain woes and record-high inflation, with their businesses and loyal customer bases largely intact – incredibly, many were even able to thrive despite the adverse circumstances.”

The 2023 class of Progressive Grocer Outstanding Independents consists of:

  • Barons Market, San Diego
  • Bi-Rite Family of Businesses, San Francisco
  • BriarPatch Food Co-op, Grass Valley, Calif.
  • Byron’s & Cambridge Village Markets, Schuylerville, N.Y.
  • Charley Family Shop ’N Save, Greensburg, Pa.
  • DeCicco & Sons, Pelham, N.Y.
  • Dom’s Kitchen & Market, Chicago
  • Dorothy Lane Market, Dayton, Ohio
  • Fareway Stores Inc., Boone, Iowa
  • Gristedes/D’Agostino’s, New York
  • Harvest Market, Hockessin, Del.
  • Healthy Living, South Burlington, Vt.
  • Isom IGA, Isom, Ky.
  • John’s Market, Troy, Kan.
  • Kudrinko’s Ltd., Westport, Ontario
  • Little Red Box Grocery, Houston
  • Mildred Store, Mildred, Kan.
  • Oryana Community Cooperative, Traverse City, Mich.
  • Rademacher Cos./Bill’s Superette, Andover, Minn.
  • Redner’s Markets Inc., Reading, Pa.
  • River Market Community Co-op, Stillwater, Minn.
  • Rosauers Supermarkets, Spokane, Wash.
  • Schnuck Market Inc., St. Louis
  • Sedano’s Supermarkets, Hialeah, Fla.
  • Sprankle’s Neighborhood Supermarkets, Saxonburg, Pa.

Progressive Grocer will honor these Outstanding Independents, which are profiled in the magazine’s February issue, with a special awards reception at the NGA Show in Las Vegas on Feb. 27. To learn more about the event or about sponsorships, contact John Schrei at

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