BROOKINGS — Brookings-based Ray’s Food Place, which operates a store in North Albany, will assume operations of the Willamina Thriftway Supermarket beginning in February.

The announcement was made by C&K Market Inc., parent company of Ray’s. The market is closing the evening of Friday, Jan. 28. It will close for renovations and staff training and reopen as Ray’s Food Place on Wednesday Feb. 2.

C&K Market Inc. is a family and employee-owned company that operates grocery stores and pharmacies under the banners of Ray’s Food Place, Shop Smart, C&K Market and Pharmacy Express. More information can be found at


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