Brennan's Market to Close
Citing changing consumer habits and increased competition, Madison, Wis.-based Brennan's Market announced it will close all of its stores Sept. 30.
The 75-year-old Brennan's Market operates five retail stores and cheese warehouse and packaging facility in Wisconsin and employs 150 full- and part-time workers.
The Brookfield, Wis., location is being sold and will remain open along with the other stores.
Beginning in 2008, Brennan's Market saw a significant decline in sales; however, even as the economy rebounded, Brennan's Market said its sales remained flat. The growth of competition and new options for consumers has made Brennan's Market business model unsustainable, the company said.
"Although we're all saddened by the decision to close our doors later this year, we are sincerely grateful for the generations of loyal customers and our incredible partners," said Tim Culhane, general manager/owner of Brennan's Market. "Without our outstanding staff we never would have achieved our high level of customer service and we will be assisting them with job placement support this fall."
In 1942, Frank Brennan opened his road-side fruit stand in Monroe. In its 75 years in business, Brennan's Market has built personal relationships with its growers and producers to assure the best possible quality from harvest and production to delivery. For decades, the Brennan's family and staff personally visited every farm, vineyard, microbrewery and cheese factory that they purchased from including locations in the United States, Canada, Australia, Chile, New Zealand and Italy.