The consumer & retail sector of the economy is filled with unique challenges and opportunities. We understand the market positioning, brand value, purchasing, and many other characteristics that lead to a successful consumer & retail company. Prairie has advised nearly 100 middle-market business owners in the consumer & retail markets on various ownership transition strategies.
Prairie has experience in the following sub-sectors:
Founded in 1985 by Dale Carlsen, Sleep Train is the West Coast’s number one mattress retailer and number four nationwide.
Sleep Train has terminated the Sleep Train Employee Stock Ownership Plan.
Founded in 1926 in Saginaw, MI, Galen E. Wilson Petroleum Co. is a network of retail convenience stores serving the Mid-Michigan area. The company has 17 retail locations operating under the Express Stop Convenience Stores name.
Express Stop was acquired by Corrigan Oil Co.
Cox's Smoker's Outlet & Spirit Shoppes was first established in Louisville in 1995. Cox's has 18 locations in and around Louisville including 12 locations that offer a full line of tobacco, cigars, liquor and wine.
Cox's Smoker's Outlet has sold common stock to the Cox's Smokers Outlet, Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan.