WHITE CITY, Ore. — This week, Grange Co-op broke ground on a new White City store; one that promises to be larger and include more features than the current store. The new location will be located at 7700 Crater Lake Highway, not far from the current store.
The co-op said that this is "one of the largest moments" in the company's 87-year history. The new store will include more retail space, a drive-through warehouse, and a company business office.
“We recognize the importance of continuing to serve our customers in the Upper Rogue. This larger location will provide exciting new opportunities for our customers,” said Jason Wall, marketing manager.
Grange Co-op said that the new White City location will include the company's first do-it-yourself dog washing station, in addition to the pay-on-the-go warehouse where customers can stay in their vehicle while picking up supplies, mirroring options that began at the Grants Pass store in 2019.
“Our Grants Pass customers quickly began utilizing the drive-through model, which continues to grow in popularity. We recognize our customers’ time is valuable and we want to help make their everyday lives a little easier,” said Wall.
The White City business office will replace the current one in Medford. This one will include a 2,200 square-foot training facility.
“Our larger, upgraded training and development space will help continue our legacy of service, knowledge, and quality products,” states CEO Neil Itzen. “Our customers come to us for personalized customer service and knowledge, separating us from our competitors. The new location will continue to live out our purpose of helping our customers, communities and employees achieve more together.”
Itzen thanked the company's Agricultural Members, loyal customers, employees, and Board Members for their continued support and dedication over the co-op's 87-year history.
"Because of them, we can continue to grow and support our communities,” said Itzen.
The new White City store and office are set to open in 2022.