Lucknow District Co-operative Inc.

Lucknow District Co-operative Inc.

March 04, 2005 09:18 ET

Lucknow Co-operative Closes Ripley Store


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FOR: LUCKNOW DISTRICT CO-OPERATIVE INC.

MARCH 4, 2005 - 09:18 ET

Lucknow Co-operative Closes Ripley Store

RIPLEY, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 4, 2005) - Ripley FS store will
close Mar. 12 announced the board and management of Lucknow District
Co-operative Inc. this week.

The co-operative will focus on serving its members and customers out of
the Lucknow location, providing surrounding area producers and rural
families with products and services including farm products, hardware,
clothing, and pet products and services.

"We made this difficult decision after a lot of deliberation," says
Allan Scott, the co-operative's general manager. "So much has changed in
the last few years affecting our ability to remain profitable at this
location. We felt the closure was necessary to protect the long-term
profitability of the co-operative as a whole."

While the agricultural input and farm store is slated to close, Scott
says he doesn't yet know what will happen with the Sears' outlet and car
wash on site.

Lucknow District Co-operative Inc. is a member-owned co-operative with
more than 1,000 local farmer owners. It provides customers of north
Huron and south Bruce Counties with feed, agronomy products and
services, consumer goods including hardware, clothing, and petroleum
products and services. It is a shareholder of GROWMARK, Inc., and
markets products and services under the FS banner.

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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    Lucknow District Co-operative Inc.
    Allan Scott
    General Manager
    519-529-7953
    ascott@lucknowco-op.com