Landgrebe to be named new Fareway manager
By Stephanie Ivankovich
The assistant manager of a local grocery store will become manager after the current manager retires.
Travis Landgrebe, assistant manager of Fareway, 1315 Willis Ave., will become the manager on Saturday when Glenn Weber, current manager, retires after 26 years of working at the store in Perry.
Weber started at the store in 1989. “I’ll miss the employees and people,” Weber said. “I did 42 years of services in Fareway (total). I want to thank people that supported Fareway in the 26 years that I’ve been here and I hope they continue to show their support for Travis in the newly remodeled store.”
For retirement Weber plans to golf, fish, travel and see family including grandchildren in Algona and Altoona. He said he plans on staying in Perry.
Information about a retirement party for Weber will be announced in the Chiefland Shopper.
Landgrebe became assistant manager at the Perry Fareway in April of 2011. “I’m not really a new face. Most of the customers know me,” Landgrebe said. “I’ve been part of the community for the past four and a half years so it’s nice to be able to stay. I hope to continue on for as long as Glenn has been here, 26 years.”
The soon-to-be manager said he is excited about the store’s remodel.
“The remodel is done now,” he said. “It’s been going on since the first week of February. The re-grand opening will be Oct. 1.”
The new remodel includes a 1,000 foot expanded sales floor, two new shopping aisles and brand new coolers.
“We didn’t keep anything existing only the coolers on the far wall,” Landgrebe said. “They are fairly new we got them within the last eight years. Everything else is brand new. We are excited to provide a lot more opportunities and items for the customers in Perry and broaden the selection.”
He didn’t have any new goals for when he will take on the role of manager, but he wants to continue to service the customers of Perry.
“I just want to service the needs as new trends happen and new products come out,” Landgrebe said. “As new products come out we didn’t have a lot of room to expand now we have all this room. We left space in the aisles to try new things. We will continue to provide the same services we have always provided and economically sell our groceries like we always have. We have a good value and good prices.”
Landgrebe has been with Fareway for about 20 years. He has worked in osceola, Ames, Carroll, Sioux City and Storm Lake.
Landgrebe said he and his wife Anna have a 3-year-old boy Gavin and already live in town.