Orscheln Buys Distribution Center

Written by Theresa Rose on January 6, 2015

Orscheln Farm and Home LLC, a Midwest family owned rural retailer,announced its acquisition
of a 357,000 square foot distribution center located on 54 acres in Abilene, Kansas.
In announcing the acquisition, Stephen Chick, Orscheln President, stated, “This is a great way to
start 2015. Orscheln is excited about the growth opportunities represented by the addition of this
second distribution center and is now poised to double the number of Orscheln Farm and Home
retail stores as we continue our growth and expansion.”
Orscheln, one of the largest family owned rural retail companies in the U.S., currently operates a
chain of over 160 retail stores located in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky,
Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma, which are serviced by a state of the art distribution center at
the company headquarters in Moberly, Missouri.
Orscheln stores serve the needs of rural customers focusing on animal and livestock care supplies
and equipment, farm goods, and workwear. Chick also stated that Orscheln is finalizing a time
schedule and operational plans for the Abilene distribution center which will be announced at a
later date.
The property purchased by Orscheln was formerly an ALCO Stores, Inc. distribution center.