Press Release from Frank’s

Lueptow Family Sells Frank’s Piggly Wiggly Stores to Hansen’s IGA Market

After 42 years of owning a grocery store, and over 60 years in the business for Frank and 50 for Stephanie, Frank and Stephanie are retiring. On April 25th, 2023, they will be selling their stores and shopping centers. Hansen’s IGA Markets (Bangor, WI) will be purchasing the businesses. Their press release is detailed below.

In 1981, Frank and Stephanie Lueptow opened a 5,000 square foot store, Frank’s Quality Market in downtown Elkhorn. Within a year they bought their nearest competitor and moved across the street to a 10,000 sq.ft. location and rebranded as Frank’s SuperValu Discount Foods. Frank and Stephanie spent a decade in that location, until it was time again to upgrade. In 1991 they opened their current location as Frank’s County Market in a new 35,000 sq.ft. building.

As the city continued to grow, so did Frank’s! In 2001, they completed a 10,000 sq.ft. addition. Frank and Stephanie expressed their excitement of growing at the time saying, “It is our great pleasure to continue to expand and evolve with our hometown.”

In 2009, Frank’s expanded East by acquiring the East Troy Sentry store. Frank and Stephanie said that “We are so excited to grow and service the community of East Troy. It is a special place, and we look forward to being part of the community.”

In 2011 Frank’s joined the Piggly Wiggly family (Piggly Wiggly Midwest) and both locations became Frank’s Piggly Wiggly.

Frank’s stores have grown with Elkhorn and East Troy and it is now time to pass on their stewardship to a new family business with the Hansens.

The Lueptows sincerely express their appreciation to all their customers, vendors and their employees for their support, friendship, and loyalty over the last 42 years.

Frank & Stephanie Lueptow

Frank’s Press Release 

Hansens Press Release Elkhorn and East Troy

March 17, 2023

Contact: Frank Lueptow