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Wilco Names Sam Bugarsky as Their New President & CEO

  Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Mt. Angel, Oregon – Wilco, a farmer-owned cooperative, recently named Sam Bugarsky as their new President & CEO. Sam is not new to Wilco. He most recently served as the President of Retail Stores and then Interim CEO. He has been with the cooperative for over 30 years. When asked about Sam’s impact, Jake Wilson, […]

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Wilco joins the Oregon FFA & Les Schwab to help #DriveAwayHunger

  Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Wilco Coop joins in to help the Oregon FFA & Les Schwab Tire Centers in the Drive Away Hunger initiative. Many Oregon residents struggle to provide food for themselves and their families. In fact, according to Feeding America, 510,080 Oregonians are food insecure. That’s about 1 in 8 individuals. It is for this reason Oregon […]

Oregon Orchard® Product Changes

  Friday, November 8, 2019

Donald, OR – Hazelnut Growers of Oregon (HGO) has recently launched its product line of new Oregon Orchard® seasoned snack products.  This line of 8 oz. re-sealable pouched snacks is now available at the Oregon Hazelnut Marketplace and all Wilco Farm Stores in Oregon and Washington.  Oregon Orchard’s seasoned hazelnuts are currently selling online at https://www.oregonorchard.com/ […]

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Farmworker Mural in Lake Oswego

  Monday, October 21, 2019

Local muralist works to restore historic mural and create a new mural in Lake Oswego, honoring farmworkers and cooperatives A partnership between Wilco Farm Stores and the Portland Street Art Alliance is revitalizing and bringing new public art to Lake Oswego, Oregon Fresh new public art is coming to Lake Oswego thanks to a new […]

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Wilco Announces Plans to Open First California Store

  Friday, October 18, 2019

WILCO PLANS TO OPEN THEIR FIRST CALIFORNIA STORE, EXPANDING THEIR RURAL LIFESTYLE BRAND IN PETALUMA. Wilco Farm Store Departments. (Photo: Wilco) MT. ANGEL, Ore., October 16, 2019 – Wilco, a farmer-owned cooperative, is announcing plans to open a new store in Petaluma, CA in May 2020. This opening will mark the retailer’s entrance into California […]

Thank You Customers, Vendors & Partners for a Record August FFA Month

  Tuesday, October 1, 2019

MT. ANGEL, Ore., October 1, 2019 – Wilco, a farmer-owned cooperative, is contributing over $170,000 to Future Farmers of America groups in Oregon and Washington thanks to record-setting donations from the retailer’s FFA Forever Month promotion during August. Each August, Wilco encourages customers to donate at the register in each of their 20 Wilco retail […]

Wilco Announces Leadership Transition

  Tuesday, September 10, 2019

MT ANGEL, Ore., September 10, 2019 – Wilco, a farmer-owned cooperative, recently announced a leadership transition to better align its future strategic direction and support key strategic partnerships. Sam Bugarsky, a Wilco veteran has been named interim CEO. He assumes duties previously held by former CEO Tim Ramsey. “All of Wilco’s business units are poised […]

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Wilco to Bring Rural Lifestyle Brands to Lake Oswego

  Tuesday, July 9, 2019

MT ANGEL, Ore., July 9, 2019– Wilco, a farmer-owned cooperative, is announcing plans to open a new store in Lake Oswego, Oregon in early 2020. The new location will expand the specialty retailer’s footprint to over 20 locations across Oregon and Washington. Committed to nurturing the passions of small-town living, Wilco carries a wide range […]

Local Entrepreneur Named 2019 Young Retailer of the Year

  Thursday, May 16, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS– TJ Colson, director of store operations for Wilco in Mt. Angel, Oregon, was recently named one of the independent hardware industry’s seven 2019 Young Retailer of the Year honorees by the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA). The Young Retailer of the Year program, now in its 23rd year, identifies and promotes the next […]