Imagine you own two small grocery stores, well positioned in University Place and Gig Harbor. Your emphasis is on fresh and local, appealing to those looking for just the right cut of meat, great produce or new IPA. Then Whole Foods decides to open its only store in the South Sound near your University Place outlet in 2015. Good thing your Gig Harbor store was its own island of fresh, local honeycrisp apples and specialty Greek yogurts. Read more at The News Tribune.