Runnings announces plan to build new store in Madison

June 8, 2020

New owner of Campbell’s Supply continues aggressive store expansion

Runnings, your home, farm and outdoor store, announced the company has purchased 9 acres of land from the Lake Area Improvement Corporation, which will be used to build a new retail store. Construction on the new 68,000-square-foot-store, to be located in the Lakeview Industrial Park, is scheduled to begin this fall with completion set for the summer of 2021.

“Having an additional retail establishment will be beneficial to Madison’s growing population, workforce, and educational system,” said Marshall Dennert, Madison Mayor. “The location along Highway 34 will be ideal for what they have to offer.”

In January, Runnings reached an agreement to purchase Campbell’s Supply Co., a sixty-six-year-old general merchandise retailer with seven stores across South Dakota and Iowa.

Last month, Runnings announced intentions to build a new 74,000-square-foot store in Vermillion, South Dakota.

“We’re incredibly excited to be able to open larger stores in markets where we feel there is a greater need for the selection of everyday necessities that we sell.” said Dan Herrmann, Runnings COO.

Founded in 1947, Runnings sells a wide assortment of trusted brands of clothing, footwear, pet supplies, housewares, tools, farm supplies, lawn and garden supplies, toys, and outdoor equipment.  The Marshall, Minnesota, based retailer also offers a large inventory of hunting and fishing supplies, as well as firearms. 

“Runnings has a strong reputation in supplying a variety of quality products and we’re eager to see their new facility take shape,” Eric Fosheim, Executive Director of the Lake Area Improvement Corporation. “We’re always excited to see expanded retail options in the community.”

The current store, which operates under the Campbell’s name, employs 12 team members. More employees will be hired at a later date to help run the new store.

“Runnings clearly sees opportunity in Madison and plans to be a major part of the growth here,” Casey Crabtree, Director of Business Development for Heartland Consumers Power. “Heartland is proud to be a partner in offering growth incentives for their expanded operations.

Runnings currently operates as Campbell’s Supply in Madison.

About Runnings:

Runnings is a general merchandise retailer privately owned by the Dennis and Adele Reed Family.

Founded in 1947, Runnings currently has 54 stores and employs more than 2,400 workers across Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Montana, New York, Connecticut and New Hampshire. The company sells a wide selection of trusted brands of sporting goods, clothing, footwear, pet supplies, housewares, tools, farm supplies, lawn and garden supplies, toys, and outdoor equipment.  Runnings also offers a large inventory of hunting, fishing and archery equipment and accessories, as well as firearms.