Pine Bluffs Post - Serving all of Eastern Laramie County since 1908

By Jimmie Earls
Pine Bluffs Post Editor 

Use it or lose it

Declining sales means tough time for Texas Trail Market


Jimmie Earls/Pine Bluffs Post

Texas Trail Market General Manager Bill Cushing, center, addresses the co-op membership during the store's annual dinner and meeting Monday night. Cushing informed members the co-op took a loss for the second straight year and the future of the store is in jeopardy.

Texas Trail Market General Manager Bill Cushing didn't mince words when he addressed the co-op membership Monday night.

"We could lose this store," he said. "This past year has been kind of a disaster because we are still in the red. Our sales were down $124,000. Even with that loss, from the beginning of the third fiscal year on October 1, every week's been pretty much down in sales. So it's not looking very good."

The store recently sent out surveys asking patrons what they would like to see in the store. A merger of the store's former supplier, Affiliated Foods Midwest, with current dis...

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