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Old 08-21-2013, 11:30 AM   #21
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I see that they are available at IGA. I'll have a look. I don't know that I want to spend that much for a pork chop, but I might be curious enough, especially if I can get a small package.
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:50 AM   #22
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I see that they are available at IGA. I'll have a look. I don't know that I want to spend that much for a pork chop, but I might be curious enough, especially if I can get a small package.
Just buy two small ones and have a date night supper with hubby. If there is such a thing as "small" for these chops.
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IGA is not a big deal around here. If there are some stores they are relatively small local markets.
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I took a peak at the group's website. These pigs are being produced at commercial farms. Although they claim to feed them higher quality feed, I couldn't find any information on the conditions in which the pigs are kept. What I did find was the marketing speak was good. I used to buy 1/2 a pig from my neighbour. These pigs were fed high-quality feed, spent time outdoors, and were happy pigs. The pork was excellent and hand-butchered at a local abattoir. And, the price was reasonable per lb.
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Old 08-21-2013, 12:56 PM   #25
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I just came back from the new Giant Eagle, the one with the great seafood dept and the prime cuts of beef, and they have neither heirloom or nagano pork chops. Oh well.
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IGA is not a big deal around here. If there are some stores they are relatively small local markets.
The last time I saw one was in Georgetown and I only had two kids.
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Does IGA stand for Independent Grocers Association in the US too?
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Does IGA stand for Independent Grocers Association in the US too?
Yes. It started with small Mom and Pop stores looking to find a less expensive way to keep their shelves stocked. The less you buy, the more it cost you and you in turn have to pass it on to your customers. In order to save on their orders with their suppliers, they would have to order five or more cases of a canned good, and less than a half of a case was given room on the shelf. So they would end up trying to find storage room for the rest.

Take a looksee. Interesting.

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Sobey's owns the IGA brand. In Ontario, IGAs became Foodland stores.
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Sobey's owns the IGA brand. In Ontario, IGAs became Foodland stores.
Sobey's owns the IGA distribution and advertising. Here in Quebec we still have lots of IGAs. I can't remember seeing one that didn't have the name of the owner on the store.
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