Former Louisiana, Mo. Kroger to become County Market

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Niemann Foods announced Friday it will renovate the former Kroger in Louisiana, Mo.

The plan is to open the grocery store in the spring of 2014.

NFI signed a lease with Raul Walters Properties, owner of the Twin Pike Shopping Center, according to a press release.

â??Itâ??s been a long and somewhat difficult process, but things are in motion now,â?? Rich Niemann, President & CEO of NFI, parent company of County Market said in the release. â??The community has been without a full service supermarket long enough. Even though we donâ??t have access to the property until September, we will be working on our plans and will hit the ground running this fall."

Niemann Foods is associate owned and is based in Quincy, Ill. The company operates retail stores including County Markets, Pick A Dilly's, Save A Lots and ACE Hardware stores.