Gallia is big on the pig

Nate Rinehart, of All Signs of Chillicothe, installs the “W” on the facade of the former Foodland grocery store on Second Avenue in Gallipolis. The lettering Rinehart is completing will finish the store’s transformation from Foodland to Piggly Wiggly. Gallipolis’ other former Foodland location on Jackson Pike, as well as stores in Wellston and Point Pleasant, W.Va. have, or will soon be transitioning to Piggly Wiggly stores, thanks to a business arrangement announced late last year between Piggly Wiggly and Ohio Valley Supermarkets. The new stores will complement the existing Piggly Wiggly location in Oak Hill. Piggly Wiggly operations are primarily in the Midwest and southern regions of the U.S. It was founded in Memphis, Tenn., and is currently headquartered in Keene, N.H. The business was founded by Clarence Saunders in 1916. Its parent company is C&S Wholesale Grocers. (Michael Johnson | Daily Tribune)