WADENA — Fourteen Midwest Vision Centers in Minnesota have been acquired by Shopko Optical, according to an announcement from Shopko Optical on Monday, June 20.
Midwest Vision, based in St. Cloud, Minn., operates 14 locations in Minnesota and four in North Dakota. Once the acquisition is complete, Shopko Optical will operate 142 total locations across 13 states.
The 14 Minnesota locations will increase Shopko Optical’s footprint to 29 in that state.
“We are excited and grateful for the opportunity to welcome Midwest Vision Centers, their employees, and their patients to the Shopko Optical family,” said Russ Steinhorst, Shopko Optical CEO. “Our new patients will be pleased to receive the thorough and trusted eye care they have come to expect along with an enhanced selection of products from the doctors and opticians who will continue to serve these communities.”
Midwest Vision Centers is Shopko Optical’s seventh completed acquisition over the past six months and brings the company’s total centers to 142 across 13 states. Minnesota locations acquired include all 14 Midwest Vision Centers — Alexandria, Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Hutchinson, Little Falls, Marshall, Montevideo, Moorhead, Morris, St. Cloud, Thief River Falls, Virginia, Wadena, and Willmar.
The vision centers will gradually transition over to the Shopko Optical branding.