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    3 Our Town Fresh Markets Reopen as Gordy’s County Markets

    New locations bring Gordy’s store count to 16 in western Wisconsin

    By Katie Martin, Progressive Grocer

    Gordy’s County Markets opened three new stores on Friday, Oct. 24, located in La Crosse, Arcadia and Galesville, Wis. The grocer purchased the locations from Our Town Markets in August of this year. 

    The three locations continue a pattern of growth for the family-owned chain, based in Chippewa Falls, Wis. In the last five years, Gordy’s has added about 10 stores, according to spokesperson Matt Selvig. With its recent expansion, the chain now has 16 locations. “2015 is going to be another busy year,” Selvig added.

    The company also received resounding approval on Monday, Oct. 27 from the Menomonie Plan Commission for land it purchased in the city, where Gordy’s plans to build a new 33,000-square-foot supermarket.

    Gordy’s opened its first store in 1966 in Chippewa Falls and also owns eight Gordy’s Express gas stations. “In the grocery business, you either get big or die,” Selvig said of Gordy’s future plans. “We think we can compete with great prices and great products.”

    Grand-opening festivities for the three new stores will be held after the first of the year.

    By Katie Martin, Progressive Grocer
    • About Katie Martin Katie Martin is the editor-in-chief of Progressive Grocer Independent, in charge of the magazine’s daily operations, including visiting independent grocery stores for the Store of the Month features and working with industry experts to pass along best practices. Katie has more than 15 years of experience covering the retail food industry, previously on the bakery side with Modern Baking magazine, and enjoys covering small business owners and the joy, passion and drive they bring to their work.

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