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April 18, 2007

Ketchikan, Alaska - TATSUDAS'S IGA today announced it is launching a new in-store event designed to inspire and support an initiative for Ketchikan families to share more meals together. The event, IGA Hometown Family Meals, will take place April 22-May 5, at the 633 Stedman St. location. During this two-week timeframe, Tatsuda's IGA will offer valuable savings on brand-name consumer sponsor products, as well as the opportunity for shoppers to register to win one of two national grand prizes of weekly "Family Meals for a Year." Both national grand prize packages will be awarded by random drawing from all U.S. entries in the form of fifty-two $50 IGA gift certificates.


IGA Hometown Family Meals is the premiere marketing event in the year-long 2007 IGA Family, Friends & Food marketing program. Though the IGA Hometown Family Meals event is centered around the national sweepstakes, Tatsuda's IGA owner Bill Tatsuda stressed that the event is truly designed to demonstrate to families the benefits of sharing meals together. "In today's busy times, we often don't sit down in our homes and eat our meals together as a family," Tatsuda said. "We're participating in this national IGA event because we think it is important to take the time to share meals together, engage in family meal planning, and to develop favorite family recipes. We hope this event will spark a community-wide family meals initiative that will beneficially effect Ketchikan and the families who live here."

A host of famous brand name manufacturers are sponsoring the 2007 IGA Family, Friends & Food marketing event program, including Anheuser-Busch, Inc., Campbell Soup Company, The Coca-Cola Company, Coca-Cola Hydration Business Unit, ConAgra Foods, Inc., Georgia-Pacific Corporation, The Hershey Company, Kraft Foods, Nabisco, Nestlé USA, Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, The J.M. Smucker Company, and Unilever.

IGA is the world's largest voluntary supermarket network with aggregate worldwide retail sales of more than $21 billion per year. The Alliance includes more than 4,000 Hometown Proud Supermarkets worldwide, supported by 36 distribution companies and more than 55 major manufacturers, vendors and suppliers encompassing everything from grocery to equipment items. IGA has operations in 44 of the United States and more than 40 countries, commonwealths and territories on all six inhabited continents.


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