New Wilco Farm Store Opening in Yakima the end of September

Over 35 new jobs being added to local community

Yakima, WA, July 26, 2021 – Hiring is in full-swing, including naming Derrek Smalley as the manager of the new Wilco Farm Store, located in the shopping center at 5801 Summitview Avenue, in Yakima, WA. Smalley lives in the Tri-Cities and has a strong agricultural background. He was born and raised on a commercial cattle operation in Turlock, CA and was very involved in 4-H and FFA. He maintains a livestock consulting business that helps youth prepare their livestock for the show ring and has a keen understanding of retail after many years of working for brands that supply to Wilco.

“We’re excited to meet our customers and provide the best customer service possible,” said Derrek Smalley, Store Manager of Yakima Wilco. “People can expect quality products, helpful staff, and lots of variety, whether a pet owner, gardener or farmer, we have something for everyone.”

The new store will open September 28, 2021, next to Grocery Outlet and Planet Fitness in the newly updated center that was formally a Shopko. Wilco Farm Stores are known for five signature departments:
• Pet Supplies and Dog Grooming
• Lawn & Garden
• True Value Hardware & Benjamin Moore Paint
• Farm, Fencing, & Feed featuring Purina
• Work Wear & Boots

If interested in applying for positions at the Wilco Yakima Store, go to “We’ve hired most of our team leads, and have lots of openings left to fill,” said Smalley. Over 35 new jobs are being created in the community from Wilco’s opening. “We look forward to building a team focused on elite customer service and interested in building relationships in the community,” Smalley added. The Yakima Wilco will be the seventh location to open in WA, and is Wilco’s 24th location throughout Washington, Oregon and California.