Medford Cooperative offers area diverse range of services
Medford Cooperative is a uniquely diversifi ed cooperative with sales of nearly $100 million. They are headquartered in Medford with facilities in Medford, Rib Lake, Stetsonville, Prentice and Elcho. The Cooperatives’ businesses include the County Market supermarket; ACE Hardware; Blooms floral; Black River Spirits liquor store; residential, agricultural and commercial propane serving 12 northern Wisconsin counties; residential, agricultural, and commercial refined fuels (gasoline and diesel) serving most of northern Wisconsin and also several other states with tanker load commercial fuel; Tire and Auto Center; and convenience stores in Rib Lake and Medford. The company also has a large feed mill with 700,000 bushels of grain drying and storage capacity and a full service agronomy department including agronomist services, dry and liquid fertilizer, crop protection products and custom application.
In recent years Medford Cooperative purchased the old Copps grocery store on Hwy 13 and remodeled it. It is now home to the convenience store and several leased spaces that include the energy department, Asian Buffet, Subway, Northland Outlet store and soon an area for indoor baseball practice for our area youth. They purchased and remodeled the former bicycle shop on Hwy 13 and now lease it to Freedom Choice Realty. They added 300,000 bushels of grain storage at the feed mill. In addition, they completely remodeled County Market and added 6,000 square feet to feature a state of the art natural foods department as well as the new Black River Spirits liquor store. They converted to ACE Hardware and added a full service post office substation to the hardware store. They purchased a convenience store in Rib Lake, and built a new bulk propane storage facility in Elcho. Medford Cooperative also purchased the north half of the Medford Plaza, which includes County Market, Black River Spirits and the former Maurice’s space which is currently being used by the youth wrestling program.