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Wednesday January 9th Ling & Sons IGA Supercenter was honored with the visit of CEO and president of IGA Mark Betanic and Area Director Bryan Horrigan.

Ling & Sons IGA Supercenter has been part of the hometown proud group network for about 10 years and was pleasantly surprised to hear that Mr. Betanic himself would be visiting the store.

For those who are not familiar with IGA, The Independent Grocers Alliance (IGA) was founded in America in 1926, bringing together independent grocers to ensure that the trusted, family-owned local grocery store remained strong in the face of growing chains.

As a member of the IGA family, Ling & Sons IGA Super Center shares IGA's commitment to deliver a special brand of personalized service to customers. In fact, the signature IGA oval on the front of Ling & Sons makes this unique, friendly service our promise to you. The same oval on all our IGA product packages promises the quality and value you've come to know and expect from us, your trusted IGA retailer.

After a tour of the store Mark Betanic and Bryan Horrigan surprised everyone by sharing with the Ling & Sons team that the supermarket had been nominated for the title of IGA retailer of the year and that the supermarket has received the official title of IGA International Retailer of the year 2012. Present to accept the nomination and title was the previous owner of Ling & Sons Mr. Clifton Ling and Mr. Wilfried Cobussen, the New General Manager of Ling & Sons under the new ownership of the Van den TweelGroep.

Ling & Sons is very excited with the nomination and hopes to keep making the IGA family proud by continuing its work within the community and serving the customers with the unique warm welcome that Ling & Sons is known for in Aruba.