Hawkins Companies list of clients has the following quote from WinCo:
“WinCo Foods, Inc. has worked with Gary Hawkins and the development company on about ten development opportunities in addition to several projects that were brokered by them. During that time, they were undoubtedly the BEST firm our company has ever used, which is a strong statement. I say that because their honesty and integrity has shown through in every detail.”Could WinCo be moving into the new development at Highway 270 & Aiport Rd. along with Lowe's. Why not? What better way to compete with the two new Supercenters than to move to Washington, where there is no sales tax on most food items, as opposed to Idaho. The best of both worlds, low prices and no tax.
– Paul A. Simmons
VP Retail Development
WinCo Foods, Inc
Of course, Citizen Hosick will demand that Wal-Mart pay to study all of this before the Pullman Supercenter can be approved.