Chamberlain True Value announces it will close

Just days after receiving  e Chamberlain/Oacoma Chamber of Commerce Best Customer Service award at  e annual Chamber meeting Chuck and Kay Scharf of Chamberlain True Value announced due to recent changes in  e community’s retail scene  ey had made  e decision to close  e store. “It was a hard decision to make wi  all  e loyal customers and great staff  ey have had over  e years, we truly appreciate  e support and friendship,” said Scharf.  e Chamberlain/Oacoma area retail community under went major changes in 2015 and 2016 wi   e addition of two large box store operations opening in Chamberlain which affected sales at

True Value. “ ere’s just not enough business to go around,” said Scharf. He also attributes  e increase of online shopping affecting  e profitability of  e brick and mortar stores in rural Sou  Dakota.  e recent announcement  at  e Shopko store in Chamberlain would be closing could have provided an upswing in future business for True Value, it was too late due to  e past decline in revenue. A liquidation sale, to dispose of  e inventory, started  is week, and will continue until  e business closes.

 

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