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« on: October 13, 2014, 09:25:23 PM »

Looks like this could be an opportunity for ShopKo or Fred's to pick up some locations...
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/alco-stores-files-chapter-11-bankruptcy-2014-10-13
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« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2014, 08:55:21 PM »

why???  there are some small towns were alco is the only store. it was like a smaller Ames. ive been to some.
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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2014, 09:21:16 PM »

Shopko Hometown, Fred's or Rose's would make great replacements for ALCO in these small communities.
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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2014, 12:23:56 PM »

why???  there are some small towns were alco is the only store. it was like a smaller Ames. ive been to some.

I worked with a manager at Ames who had been recruited away from ALCO.
Sounds like they were Ames stores at 2/3 scale located across Kansas, Nebraska, etc.
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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2014, 07:08:25 PM »

It's all over...
http://www.kansas.com/news/business/retail/article4045852.html
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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2017, 09:24:33 PM »

Former ALCO in Brookville, Indiana.  I'm pretty sure this was the closest store to the Cincinnati area, about 30-45 minutes away from the city.

Former Alco, Brookville, IN by Harvestman Man, on Flickr
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« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2017, 02:16:24 PM »

Shopko converted 20 ALCO locations to Shopko Hometown in 2015.

Bomgaars converted 12 ALCO locations to Bomgaars stores in 2015.

Their Abilene, Kansas distribution center was acquired by Orscheln Farm & Home.

The rest of the chain was absorbed by various entities.
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« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2017, 03:40:41 PM »

Former ALCO in Brookville, Indiana.  I'm pretty sure this was the closest store to the Cincinnati area, about 30-45 minutes away from the city.

Former Alco, Brookville, IN by Harvestman Man, on Flickr

Hmmm...Anybody in that store yet?
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