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Runnings

July 15, 2014 12:00 ET

Runnings Announces Major Company Expansion; Creates Hundreds of Jobs

Home, Farm and Outdoor Retailer Unveils Three New Locations This September in Upstate New York

MARSHALL, MN--(Marketwired - Jul 15, 2014) - Runnings, Your Home, Farm and Outdoor Store, announced today that the company will expand to New York this fall, opening three new retail stores. This is the first major regional expansion in the company's 67-year history. The new locations will open this September in Canandaigua, Rome and Gloversville, New York. Each of the locations will be hiring roughly 80 new workers in each community.

"We explored several places to introduce a new region to Runnings, and we found upstate New York has tremendous communities for our unique retail development and friendly, hometown service," said Dan Herrmann, Runnings Chief Operations Officer. "We don't just open stores; we want to be a part of the community, creating jobs, increasing the tax base and providing top quality brands with great products families use every day."

Runnings purchased existing, vacant retail space in each community and will use local contractors to develop the new stores for the Runnings experience. The three new locations will use a total of 300,000 square feet of retail space to serve the needs of thousands of new customers each year. 

Details on the grand opening events for each Runnings store location will be announced in the coming weeks.

Celebrating more than 65 years in business, Runnings is a family-owned general merchandise retailer. The company offers more than 100,000 items including sporting goods, clothing, footwear, pet supplies, house wares, tools, farm supplies, lawn & garden supplies, toys, and outdoor equipment. Runnings also offers a large inventory of hunting, fishing and archery equipment and accessories, as well as guns.

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About Runnings:
Founded in 1947, Runnings is a private, family-owned business by the Dennis and Adele Reed Family. The company currently has 34 stores and employs more than 1,500 workers across Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana, with new locations set to open in September 2014 in Upstate New York. For over 65 years, the company has remained committed to offering customers high quality products, competitive prices and friendly service. For more information visit us at www.runnings.com.

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