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Buchheit Acquires 12 New Retail Locations

The Buchheit Family of Companies announced its acquisition of 12 retail locations formerly owned by Orscheln Farm & Home Company. Buchheit obtained these stores through the acquisition of Orscheln by Tractor Supply Company. The 12 locations are part of a set of stores that must be divested by Tractor Supply Company in adherence to the Federal Trade Commission order related to the purchase that began in February 2021.

Buchheit retail stores feature merchandise for the home, garden and farm that is geared toward exploring the possibilities of a simpler life.

“Buchheit is ready to introduce our WOW customer service to these rural communities,” says Buchheit CFO Eric Hasty. “We’re excited to grow our footprint in the Midwest to serve customers who enjoy the simpler life we love.”

Buchheit currently operates retail locations in Missouri and Illinois. This expansion takes the company into Kentucky, Arkansas and Nebraska. Buchheit intends to retain all of the Orscheln employees in these acquired locations.

“We’re honored to have this opportunity to expand our family and our culture to encompass other rural communities just like the community my grandfather started in 88 years ago,” says CEO Tim Buchheit. “We look forward to the continued success with our new families and new communities.”

About Lindsey Thompson

Lindsey joined the NHPA staff in 2021 as an associate editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. A native of Ohio, Lindsey earned a B.S. in journalism and minors in business and sociology from Ohio University. She loves spending time with her husband, two kids, two cats and one dog, as well as doing DIY projects around the house, going to concerts, boating and cheering on the Cleveland Indians.

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