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The Phoenix Business Journal reports that a group has been formed in the Phoenix market called Friends of Bashas’, which is advocating the economic importance of keeping the locally owned chain viable.

Since its inception, the Journal writes, “the group has worked with local companies to sponsor newspaper, billboard and in-theater advertisements about supporting the local grocery chain.”

Bashas’ filed for bankruptcy several months ago, and has been in the process of laying off people and closing stores as a way of regaining economic stability for the chain.
KC's View:
Wearing t-shirts and buttons that say ‘I support Bashas’” is all well and good. But it also is important to actually shop there.