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Regionally Speaking, Monday, June 24, 2019

Supermarket News

Today:   We invite back Jeff Strack, the president and CEO if Indiana Grocery Group, doing business as Stracj & VanTil Supermarkets.  We last talked just as he was taking back the family business from Central Grocers, which declared bankruptcy jn 2017. He will bring us up-to-date on everything with the company, ranging from the stores to its new supliers to the new online services it offers its shoppers.  We also talk to Amy Amdur, the producer of the first free "Valparaiso Art Festival," which takes place on Central Park Plaza this coming Friday, June 28th, Saturday the 29th and Sunday the 30th.  Amdur says dozens of juried artists and artisans will display their works -- and create a few for the visitors, as well -- in their booths, along with music and the opportunities for visitors to enjoy the many downtown Valparaiso restaurants.

Chris Nolte produces and hosts “Regionally Speaking” aired weekdays from noon to 1:00 p.m. He's also the temporary local "Morning Edition" host.