By the end of the month, grocery shoppers in north Killeen will have one less shopping option because the IGA Foodliner — in the East Lake Shopping Center at 3301 E. Rancier Ave. — is expected to close by the end of August.

“There is just too much competition,” store owner John Benson said. “A lot of people do their main shopping at stores like H-E-B and Walmart and use us for fill-in, and we just aren’t able to turn a profit like that.”

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The IGA Foodliner on Rancier Avenue in Killeen is seen Wednesday. The decades-old grocery store is planning to close by the end of August.

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Many shelves at the IGA Foodliner in Killeen are already empty as the grocery store prepares to close by the end of August.

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