Janesville, WI (PRWEB) November 21, 2013
Blain’s Farm and Fleet is a family owned and operated company proudly built in 1955 by Bert and Claude Blain and now run by Bert’s children, Robert Blain and Jane Blain Gilbertson. In keeping with tradition and honoring our valued associates and their families, Blain’s Farm & Fleet stores will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. It’s important that our associates are allowed to spend this holiday with their family and friends.
“While we are a company with great history - almost 60 years now - we must also always try to ensure we consider the most contemporary trends in business as well. We understand many of our competitors choose to have their associates work on Thanksgiving. As business owners, responsible for over 4,000 families who make up our company, choosing the contemporary idea of being open on Thanksgiving would actually be the easy position to take to look contemporarily competitive", comments Jane Blain Gilbertson, Executive Vice President, Blain's Farm & Fleet.
"Frankly, if we had shareholders who only focused on the latest sale, we’d probably have to do the same thing. But we are a private company, still family owned, so we try to put ourselves in the shoes of our associates and ask, 'What would we like to be doing on this special holiday?' Well that’s easy. We’d like to be enjoying it at home with our families. We love what we do and we take great pride in the opportunity our customers give us each day; they make the choice to do business with us. So we’re hopeful that customers will understand that this is just something that is important to us and we’ll be ready, well fed and well rested for the huge crowds at our doors, Friday, November 29th at 6:00 AM."
"We here at Blain’s Farm and Fleet have much to be thankful for: great communities, great opportunities and our great associates who have helped us to build this company. We wish you a beautiful Thanksgiving and we’re looking forward to seeing you all for an awesome Black Friday. We’ll be worth the wait!”, says Blain Gilbertson.
For our loyal customers who wish to kickstart the holiday shopping season, our stores will open at 6 a.m. on Friday, November 29th. Early Bird Specials are featured in-store from 6 a.m. – 1 p.m.
About Blain’s Farm & Fleet
Founded in 1955, Blain’s Farm & Fleet stores are specialty discount retailers with 35 retail stores throughout Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin and online at http://www.farmandfleet.com. The company remains steadfast in its commitment to offering customers high quality products, competitive prices and reliable service.