REDMOND — It’s been one year since Logan’s Grocery store became the M&W Markets, and despite the hurdles due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the store is doing well say the store managers, Brenda Asman and Tinker Helgerson.

“We have received a lot of support and comments about how much better it is. There’s more room to move around and a wide variety of offerings,” said Helgerson, manager.

“And, we are the only store that has a True Value store inside of it,” noted Asman. So shoppers can pick up the nuts and bolts of hardware supplies as well as groceries.

“I think customers like it because it is a family-friendly store and our prices are competitive with the other, larger stores,” Helgerson said.

Formerly Logan’s Market for the last six years, and prior to that a Ray’s Place, M&W Markets, in the Nolan Tower Center off SW 23rd Street in Redmond, has a staff of 38, but is desperately seeking more employees.

“We need cashiers, deli, bakery workers and just about everything else,” Asman said.

The store has a news store manager, assistant manager, grocery manager, deli and produce manager.

M&W Markets is a small grocery chain that has been doing business in the Boise, Idaho, valley since 1952. In 1989, Pat Tate became the owner of M&W Markets and remains the owner and president today.

“We are a family store and do our best to make sure we meet our customers’ needs with special requests and helping find what they are looking for,” Asman said. “We also relay on locally supplied produced whenever we can.”

The store will do home deliveries for those requesting it. It has added a large smoker for meats and fish, too. A grand reopening celebration is planned for the spring. Hours are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays. Phone number is 541-548-5070.

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