“We explored several places to introduce a new region to Runnings, and we found upstate New York has tremendous communities for our unique retail development and friendly, hometown service,” said Dan Herrmann, Runnings Chief Operations Officer. “We don’t just open stores; we want to be a part of the community, creating jobs, increasing the tax base and providing top quality brands with great products families use every day.”
Runnings purchased existing, vacant retail space in each community and will use local contractors to develop the new stores for the Runnings experience. The three new locations will use a total of 300,000 square feet of retail space to serve the needs of thousands of new customers each year.
Details on the grand opening events for each Runnings store location will be announced in the coming weeks.
Celebrating more than 65 years in business, Runnings is a family-owned general merchandise retailer. The company offers more than 100,000 items including sporting goods, clothing, footwear, pet supplies, house wares, tools, farm supplies, lawn & garden supplies, toys, and outdoor equipment. Runnings also offers a large inventory of hunting, fishing and archery equipment and accessories, as well as guns.