C&K Market Emerging From Bankruptcy

BROOKINGS, Ore. — The business that owns Ray’s Food Place and Shop Smart says they’re coming out of bankruptcy. The company filed for bankruptcy late last year. C&K Market is agreeing to a plan that will allow them to operate without court supervision. As part of the company’s re-organizing, C&K Market says it has a … Continue reading »

Murphy Grocery Store to Reopen

MURPHY, Ore. — The Ray’s Food Place in Murphy closed a few months ago and ever since, residents say they’ve had to completely change the way they buy groceries. “You know, you look at the expiration date on your gallon of milk and ‘oops! It’s today,’ so you’re like ‘okay, fine,’ so you run into … Continue reading »

C&K Market’s “Reorganization” Layoffs

MEDFORD, Ore. — By the end of the week, liquidation of merchandise in 15 closed C&K owned stores will be done. Half of C&K Market’s corporate staff members in Medford and Brookings have received pink slips. This is part of the company’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Last year, it announced it would shut down 15 stores, … Continue reading »

Ray’s Donations to End in Some Locations

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — As several Rays’ Food Place stores close across the Rogue Valley, it’s beginning to have an effect on organizations that help the hungry. The Josephine County Food Bank said those stores donated about 50,000 pounds of food each year. Organizers of the food bank plan to work with Ray’s to help … Continue reading »

Phoenix Ray’s Not Closing

PHOENIX, Ore. — According to store management, the Ray’s in Phoenix will not be closing its doors. Shortly after C&K Markets declared bankruptcy, it seems some of the Ray’s Supermarkets are being spared. On Monday, store management confirmed rumors that had been flying around all weekend. NewsWatch12 is still waiting on an official response from … Continue reading »

C&K Markets Closing Statewide

PHOENIX, Ore. — The region’s largest independent grocery chain is filing for bankruptcy. Brookings-based C&K Markets owns grocery stores across Oregon and northern California. Those stores include Ray’s Food Place, Lo Bucks, and Shop Smart. Nearly a third of those stores will be closing as a result of the bankruptcy filing, including the Ray’s Store … Continue reading »

C&K Market to Sell or Close 16 Stores

By Nha Nguyen CRESWELL, Ore. — An Oregon company that owns several grocery stores in western Oregon has declared bankruptcy. Now several communities are wondering if they will have a grocery store anymore. C&K Market, which includes Ray’s Food Place, is selling or closing 16 of its businesses. Four of those stores are in the … Continue reading »

Locals Buying Tickets for Powerball

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — There was no winner of the Powerball jackpot drawing Wednesday evening, and now the prize for matching all of the winning numbers is projected to top $600 million. Rogue Valley residents were already buying tickets for Saturday’s drawing. Store officials at Ray’s Food Place in Jacksonville say their store in particular sees … Continue reading »