Blythewood IGA does it again!

The Blythewood IGA employees gather for a photo in front of a banner declaring their store a Five Star IGA for the second year in a row.

BLYTHEWOOD – For the second year in a row, the Blythewood IGA has been recognized as a Five Star store, the highest level in IGA’s Assessment Program.  Only two stores in the state are awarded Five Star recognition each year.



“The award is a testament to our employees’ attention to our customers and to our products,” Joe Schillac, the store manager, said. “Their service sets them apart from our competition.”

The honor is not new to Schillac who was transferred to the Blythewood store two years ago. His stores have been named best of the best for 15 straight years.

Schillac’s store in Georgia received the award three times. When Schillac took over the management of the Pageland, SC IGA, his store took home the top prize every one of the 10 years Schillac was there.

When he was transferred to Blythewood two years ago, he did it again both years that he’s been running the store.

“It’s an honor,” Schillac said, “an honor for the store, the employees, for all of us.”


  1. Randy Bright says

    Well done team IGA.

  2. Joyce B. Bell says

    I live in another town, and have a place at lake wateree. I always buy my groceries at the Blythewood store. Great service, friendly staff, fresh produce, pretty meats.. I love shopping there. I have and will continue to refer folks to IGA.
    Love the cleanliness, professionalism and it’s nicely organized.

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