Headlines Jewelry Retailer Expands With Store Acquisition It will be the company’s third location. Published 1 year ago on September 9, 2019 By INSTORE Staff Share Tweet Hustedt Jewelers, which has locations in Gibson City and Pontiac, IL, has acquired William MarKen Jewelers in Bloomington, IL. The store will be rebranded, The Pantagraph reports. “This is an exciting time to expand,” said Kevin Hustedt, owner of Hustedt Jewelers. “We look forward to taking care of all the William MarKen customers just like we do in our other two stores.” Hustedt took over the business from his father, Larry Hustedt, in 2013. Larry Hustedt started the business in Gibson City with his wife, Ursula, in 1983. William MarKen Jewelers was started in 1996 by Bill Lyddon, Mark Meins and Ken Criser in Normal, IL. The store moved to Bloomington in 2007. Kevin Hustedt said MarKen Jewelers’ inventory was being liquidated. Advertisement Read more at the The Pantagraph Related Topics: jewelry stores in IndianaLatest News Top click to Comment(Comment) Up Next Woman Watches Video on How to Find Diamonds, Finds 3.72-Carat Yellow Diamond Don't Miss Suspect Shot Dead in Jewelry Store Robbery INSTORE Staff Over the years, INSTORE has won 80 international journalism awards for its publication and website. Contact INSTORE's editors at [email protected]. Continue Reading Advertisement SPONSORED VIDEO Wilkerson Testimonials Retirement Made Easy with Wilkerson The store was a landmark in Topeka, Kansas, but after 80 years in business, it was time for Briman’s Leading Jewelers to close up shop. Third generation jeweler and owner Rob Briman says the decision wasn’t easy, but the sale that followed was — all thanks to Wilkerson. Briman had decided a year prior to the summer 2020 sale that he wanted to retire. With a pandemic in full force, he had plenty of questions and concerns. “We had no real way to know if we were going to be successful or have a failure on our hands,” says Briman. “We didn’t know what to expect.” But with Wilkerson in charge, the experience was “fantastic” and now there’s plenty of time for relaxing and enjoying a more secure retirement. “I would recommend Wilkerson to any retailer considering a going-out-of-business sale,” says Briman. “They’ll help you reach your financial goal. Our experience was a tremendous success.” You may like LVMH Cancels $16.2B Acquisition of Tiffany Tiffany to Be Acquired in $16.2B Deal Luxury Giant Looks to Acquire Tiffany & Co. for $14.5B Promoted Headlines Digital Warrior: A Conversation with GemFind’s Alex Fetanat GemFind A Sales Meeting Platform for The 21st Century The Plumb Club With Average Retails of $250, This Is One Brand You Won’t Want to Miss! Chic Pistachio Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Press Releases5 hours ago Gembridge Announces Global Industry Ambassador Network Press Releases6 hours ago Christopher Designs Celebrates 40th Anniversary Press Releases1 day ago GJEPC Signs MoU with eBay Fun5 days ago 54 Funny Memes That Will Make You Say ‘Yup, That’s Life in Retail!’ Headlines1 week ago Paris Hilton’s Engagement Ring May Be Worth $1M+ Headlines1 week ago $5.2M in Fake Cartier Jewelry Seized in Kentucky Sponsored Content4 days ago Digital Warrior: A Conversation with GemFind’s Alex Fetanat Jimmy Degroot1 week ago Video: Sharpen Your Bridal Jewelry Presentations Sponsored Content1 week ago With Average Retails of $250, This Is One Brand You Won’t Want to Miss! Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS INSTORE helps you become a better jeweler with the biggest daily news headlines and useful tips. (Mailed 5x per week.) Latest Comments Most Popular Fun5 days ago 54 Funny Memes That Will Make You Say ‘Yup, That’s Life in Retail!’ Headlines1 week ago Paris Hilton’s Engagement Ring May Be Worth $1M+ Headlines1 week ago $5.2M in Fake Cartier Jewelry Seized in Kentucky Headlines3 days ago Bergio Acquires Online Jewelry Retailer Aphrodite’s Benchmarks1 week ago These Jewelry Retailers Grab Shoppers’ Interest with Inventive Displays Hot Sellers1 week ago These Were the Top-Selling Jewelry Brands and Categories in January, According To Our Brain Squad Columns4 days ago 3 Tips to Becoming the Most Resilient Jewelry Store Owner You Know Sponsored Content1 week ago With Average Retails of $250, This Is One Brand You Won’t Want to Miss!