Murdoch’s buys Linton’s Big R Powell and Riverton locations in Wyoming

Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply, a privately-owned farm and ranch retailer headquartered in Bozeman, has acquired the Powell and Riverton, Wyoming, locations of Linton’s Big R.

Jim and John Linton, CEO/general manager and COO/secretary and treasurer of Linton’s Big R recognized that after running the stores for several decades, it was time to move on to the next chapter in their lives. After a long-term friendship and likeminded approach to business, along with the smooth purchase of the Linton’s Big R location in Casper, Wyoming, in 2009, Jim and John chose Murdoch’s to take over these two locations. The transaction closed on Jan. 7.

Jim Linton will retain ownership and operation of the Jackson, Wyoming, location.

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