Plendl Feed Store To Operate Kingsley Grocery Store

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(Kingsley) — A feed store will be taking over the grocery store in Kingsley.
Plendl Feed Services has announced it has purchased Chet’s Grocery effective February 1st.
The store, under the new ownership, will be closed for four weeks to do a store reset, interior improvements, making relationships with multiple vendors, and acquiring the proper state licenses.
On March 1st the grocery store will reopen as Hometown Pantry. Plans call for receiving deliveries twice a week and the installation of a new cooler that will increase the quality and freshness of our produce and meat products.
The new grocery store owners say they will implement a phone app, as well as taking orders by phone, so customers can place an order, and have curbside pickup. The Kingsley Hometown Pantry will also make deliveries Plendl Feed Service believes a small community cannot lose a business, especially the grocery store, because of the domino effect it will have on other businesses within the community. In 2009, Plendl Feed Service purchased Clark’s Hardware for the same reason.
They plan to be priced fairly and keep the produce and meat fresh, so it will not be worth the time, travel, and fuel to drive to Sioux City, Le Mars, or Cherokee.
The new owners say, “Hometown Pantry will be another enhancement to our community. We are very
excited to take this challenge on and we will succeed with the help of our
community\surrounding communities who have lost their local grocery stores.”
This will bring Plendl Feed Services payroll up to around 28 employees.