MARSHALL — The Minnesota-based retailer, Runnings, has announced they’ve reached an agreement to purchase R.P. Home & Harvest, a family-owned company with 22 locations and one distribution facility across Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The transaction is scheduled to close in June, and stores will continue to operate as R.P. Home & Harvest for a limited period of time as Runnings transitions the stores to their brand.
Brian Odegaard, President of Runnings said, “These stores and communities are very similar to the markets we presently serve and, after many discussions with R.P. Home & Harvest’s leadership, both companies knew this would be a great fit from a culture, values, and operations standpoint.”
Jason Plummer, President of R.P. Home & Harvest said, “We are both family-owned companies and that means a lot to us. This deal would not have come together if we did not have the utmost confidence that Runnings will do a phenomenal job for all stakeholders.”
Runnings is a privately held retailer selling an extensive selection of pet supplies, sporting goods including hunting and fishing equipment, clothing and footwear, lawn and garden supplies, housewares, tools, farm supplies, toys, and outdoor equipment. Founded in 1947 and owned by the Dennis and Adele Reed Family, the Company currently has 58 stores and employs more than 2,700 workers across eight states.
R.P. Home & Harvest, founded in 2021, operates 22 farm and ranch stores and one distribution center across four states. The company is an affiliate of R.P. Lumber Co., Inc., a family-owned home center and building materials retailer based in Edwardsville, IL that operates over 80 locations throughout Illinois, Missouri, Wyoming, Iowa, and Wisconsin.
Upon completion of this acquisition, Runnings’ footprint will expand to 80 locations, serving customers in 12 states from New York to Montana.