GE Capital Finances Independent Grocery Retailer C&K Markets

  GE Capital Finances Independent Grocery Retailer C&K Markets

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CHICAGO -- August 13, 2014

GE Capital, Corporate Retail Finance today announced it is providing financing
to C&K Markets, an independent regional supermarket chain. The funding will be
used to support the company’s operations and expected growth as it implements
a new customer experience strategy.

Headquartered in Brookings, OR, C&K Markets operates more than 40 grocery
stores throughout Oregon and Northern California under the brands of Ray’s
Food Place, Shop Smart and C&K Market. The company has new leadership, and is
focused on enhancing its selection of locally sourced and organic grocery
items, meats and produce.

“As we work to provide an improved experience and expanded food selection for
our customers, we need to be working with a lender that really understands our
business,” said Karl Wissman, president of C&K Markets. “We are grateful for
GE Capital’s expertise during this very important stage in our development.”

“We look forward to working with C&K Markets as they implement an exciting new
business plan,” said Rob McMahon, senior managing director at GE Capital,
Corporate Retail Finance. “Our capabilities go beyond finance to provide our
customers with insights and expertise that help them grow.”

About GE Capital, Corporate Retail Finance

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