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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