The Stock + Field store at Northpoint Plaza in Streator should be reopen by early July — and when it does it will have a new name.
Stores have reopened already in Watseka and Morris, and Crawfordsville, Warsaw and Michigan City, Ind. and Stock+Field stores still are at most of its 22 locations.
The new ownership group — the R.P. Acquisition Corporation — is planning for the future of the brand and wants to hear from each community they will serve. They have invited the public to submit suggestions for a new store name via https://www.stockandfield.com/itsyourstore through Friday, June 18, with the intention of announcing the new name the first week of July.
The R.P. Acquisition Corporation — a wholly owned subsidiary of R.P. Lumber Co., Inc — purchased the Stock+Field assets out of bankruptcy court in April of 2021 and is in the process of reopening 22 locations in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin.
“We will continue to offer the brands that farm families and outdoor recreational enthusiasts find essential,” said Jason Plummer, vice president of the R.P. Acquisition Corporation, in a press release. “We also want to involve our customers in the process of defining our new identity. Their voices are important, and we want them to know we are listening.”
Founded in Watseka in 1964 as Big R Stores, Stock+Field is a farm, home and outdoor recreation retail destination.
Based in Edwardsville, R.P. Lumber Co., Inc. is a family-owned retailer that operates 72 full-service hardware and building material stores throughout Illinois, Missouri, Wyoming and Iowa. The company was founded in 1977 by CEO Robert L. Plummer in Staunton and is backed by the strength of its status as a member-owner of Do it Best Corp., a US-based lumber, building materials, and hardware co-op with thousands of independently owned locations in the United States and more than 50 other countries.
News and information about opening dates and career opportunities can be found at www.StockAndField.com.