Mergers & Acquisitions

Town & Country Supply Acquires 7th C-Store

Farm cooperative buys Market Basket location
market basket convenience store
Photograph courtesy of Town & Country Supply Association

LAUREL, Mont. — Town & Country Supply Association has acquired the Market Basket, a convenience store in Billings, Mont. The Market Basket is Town & Country’s seventh convenience store, joining other locations in Billings, Bridger, Hardin and Laurel, Mont.

“We felt it was an opportunity to take this location into the future,” said Wes Burley, the general manager of Town & Country Supply Association. “It’s a growth opportunity for us to expand our footprint in the convenience business.”

Teresa Quast Bidleman sold the Market Basket to Town & Country after nearly 25 years in business. Town & Country had served as the Cenex fuel supplier for the Market Basket.

“I’m thankful to the community for their support,” Quast Bidleman said. “We’ve made friends with many of the customers we have met over the years. People have been pouring in to wish me luck in my retirement, and it will be hard to say goodbye; however, Town & Country will take care of our customers. They are a good fit.”

Town & Country will bring on all current Market Basket employees through the acquisition, it said.

The Market Basket is known for their deli and chicken, which it will continue to offer. Town & Country will also renovate the Market Basket, with plans to eventually build a new facility at that location.

Town & Country is a member-owned cooperative based in Laurel, Mont. It offers products, in-field services and access to the latest agricultural technology through four divisions—agronomy, energy, farm and ranch supply and convenience stores. Its trade region covers southeastern and southcentral Montana, as well as northern Wyoming.

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