ASF owner Nick Graham says many factors play roles in the success of rural grocery stores, including e-commerce and local shopping habits. Graham has closed five of his six stores with the Ackley location being the final store still open.

A post on social media has Ackley residents concerned that the local grocery store, Ackley Super Foods, might be next on the list of closures for store owner Nick Graham. Graham has closed his stores in Rockwell City, Jewell, Manson, Gowrie and Manning within the past few months, leaving only the Ackley store open.

“Ackley friends, I think it goes without saying this grocery store has not worked well in quite a while. What are your thoughts on seeing the grocery store close, expand the hardware, and just operate that?” Graham asked on the post.

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