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Thrifty White Pharmacy thrives by focusing on positive relationships with communities.

By Alan Dorich, Knighthouse Media

For more than 135 years, Thrifty White Pharmacy has not only built locations across the rural Midwest, but also relationships with customers and healthcare providers. “We’ve been in these communities for a long time, providing great patient care,” COO Tim Weippert says.

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Waters True Value is in its second century of business and still changing.

By Mark Lawton, Knighthouse Media

In 1894, G.E. Waters opened a general store in Manchester, Kan., after operating a hardware store for someone else. “I have an old newspaper ad,” says James “Jim” Waters, who is CEO and president of Waters True Value and the great-great-grandson of G.E. Waters. “It was a back-to-school ad for shoes for 25 cents or something like that.”


Cardiff Seaside Market brings a neighborhood feel with its store,

backed by high-end products.

By Alan Dorich, Knighthouse Media

When guests shop at Cardiff Seaside Market in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Calif., they feel like it is their own personal store, General Manager Tim Muleady says. “It’s very connected to the community,” he states. “Both of the owners live in the area.”

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Fleet Farm invests in a new distribution center and updates its processes to prepare for rapid growth,

opening five to 10 new stores throughout the Midwest every year. 

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers, Knighthouse Media

Fleet Farm is so unique in its product offering that its customers created the company’s unofficial motto: “If Fleet Farm doesn’t have it, I don’t need it.” The company has earned that reputation over the past six decades because of its breadth and depth of merchandise that includes everything Midwestern families need for real life. 

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The Source may be the largest electronics retailer in Canada, but it remains nimble

in response to consumer demands with the strengths of its associates.

By Staci Davidson

The retail industry seems to be in a constant state of flux, and when a retailer’s merchandise focuses on technology and electronics, its line is continuously evolving, as well. The Source understands this well, as Canada’s largest consumer electronics retailer, offering communication, home entertainment, home office and sound products. Its coast-to-coast reach, with stores in virtually every community across the country, is what sets The Source apart in the market. The company realizes the opportunity for growth is immense if it is able to keep the brand relevant in these changing times, and it is doing that in large part with a focus on its team. 


Work ‘n Gear works hard to help its customers dress for success.    

By Kat Zeman, Knighthouse Media

With roughly 40 brick-and-mortar locations throughout the United States, Work ‘n Gear is the largest U.S. retailer specializing in work and healthcare apparel and footwear.

“But at heart, we’re still your neighborhood store,” says Tony DiPaolo, owner and CEO. “We pride ourselves on our personal relationships with our local and regional customers.” 

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