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Fareway Stores, Inc. has agreed to purchase the Sunshine Foods grocery store, located at 720 E 1st Street in Tea, South Dakota. Fareway intends to acquire the property and remodel the existing store to transform it into a Fareway.

Fareway is committed to providing only the best in fresh, high quality meat, with full-service butcher counters; farm-fresh produce; low, competitive prices; and the highest level of customer service, including to-your-car carryout.

“We are pleased to announce our plans to expand in South Dakota,” said Fareway President & CEO Reynolds W. Cramer. “While residents of Tea may be familiar with our stores in Sioux Falls, we look forward to serving residents locally and becoming ingrained in the Tea community.”

"Tea is a growing and thriving community; one that we proudly call home,” said Sunshine Foods Operator Kyle Svanda. “We are excited about what Fareway can bring to the residents of Tea. We look forward to working with them through this transition period and in the future, and hope the support for Fareway is strong and welcoming. On behalf of Deb, Payton, Riley and I, we want to thank you for the wonderful support over the last 12.5 years."

Pending all necessary governmental approvals, Fareway hopes to begin its renovation within the next several months while the store remains open. Once Fareway takes ownership of the property, it is anticipated that the store will need to be closed for a couple weeks in order to finish the remodel. The remodel is expected to be complete by early 2019. 

Fareway Stores, Inc. is a growing Midwest grocery company currently operating 122 store locations in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, and South Dakota. Fareway holds family values in the highest regard, demonstrating integrity, fairness, and honesty in relationships with customers, employees, vendors, and suppliers. Visit for more information.

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