Former Gordy’s Market locations in Barron, Chetek and Cornell sold

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(WQOW) — Three more former Gordy’s Market stores will be changing hands. According to a release from KJ’s Fresh Mart, the company has purchased three stores from SpartanNash.

The stores are the former Gordy’s Market locations in Barron, Chetek and Cornell. They will now be re-branded as KJ Marts. According to a press release, the sale is expected to close in early June. The company plans to remodel the locations and said it will start the transition with employees at those stores starting next week.

KJ’s Fresh Mart operates grocery and convenience stores in Wisconsin, Minnesota and North Dakota.


Press Release  KJ’S of Wisconsin, Inc., Thursday announced it has entered into an agreement with SpartanNash to acquire the existing Gordy’s stores in Barron, Chetek and Cornell, Wisc. and rebrand the stores KJ’s Fresh Market. SpartanNash will continue to distribute grocery and fresh products to the three stores.

KJ’s Fresh Market, and its related company Johanneson’s Inc., operate grocery stores under the Marketplace Foods and Drug banner, MP Wine and Spirits stores, MP Gas and Convenience stores in Wisconsin, Minnesota and North Dakota.

“We look forward to building relationships with our retail team members, store guests and local partners, listening and learning about how we can better serve each of these three unique communities’ needs,” CEO Keith Johanneson said. “Our goal is to provide quality groceries, superior meat and produce — all in an inviting shopping experience in every store. We intend to invest in remodeling and making physical plant improvements once we fully evaluate the needs of the local communities.”

The transaction is expected to close in early June.

Johanneson stated KJ’s Fresh Market will begin working next week with the local store management and team members to start the transition.

 

Stephen Kelley

Stephen Kelley

Stephen Kelley joined the News 18 team in August 2006. He is currently an Evening Anchor/Producer.

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