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Adam Johnson, Co-Owner of Pioneer Midwest Recognized with Retail Entrepreneur of the Year Award

2023-2024 Minnesota's Retail Champion Awards

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St. Paul (October 2, 2023) – The Minnesota Retailers Association is pleased to recognize Adam Johnson, co-owner of Pioneer Midwest, with its Retail Entrepreneur of the Year award as part of the 2023-2024 Minnesota’s Retail Champions program.

Bruce Nustad, president of the Minnesota Retailers Association, praised Adam Johnson's unwavering commitment to his customers and the industry, stating, "Adam embodies the entrepreneurial spirit that drives innovation and excellence within Minnesota’s retail sector. He has created an environment where customers can access great products and expert guidance, making Pioneer Midwest a true retail gem."

"I love that I get to take a passion of mine and provide a retail experience for customers that fits the model of what I think it should be having been that customer," shared Adam Johnson, reflecting on his journey as an entrepreneur.

Adam Johnson has transformed Pioneer Midwest into a destination for cross-country skiing enthusiasts of all levels, from beginners to seasoned professionals. His commitment to delivering a personalized and exceptional retail experience is evident in every aspect of his business, from product selection and expert advice to customer care.

Adam Johnson is the sole recipient of the Minnesota’s Retail Champions Retail Entrepreneur of the Year award. Eleven other organizations and individuals will be recognized in other categories such as Retail Mentor of the Year, Family Business of the Year, Advocate of the Year, Advocate Partner of the Year, Advocacy Leadership, Community Partner of the Year, Retail Collaboration, Customer Experience, Vendor Partner of the Year, Social Responsibility, and Retail Community of the Year.

Johnson will accept the award during the Retail Rally event on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, beginning at 2:00 p.m. in Bloomington. The event features practical, game-changing, cutting-edge retail innovations, strategies, and ideas. Retail Rally event information can be found at

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Click here to see all the 2023-2024 Minnesota's Retail Champions award winners.

About the Minnesota Retailers Association: The Minnesota Retailers Association promotes, preserves, and enhances the retail industry in Minnesota by taking a leadership position in development of public policy and regulatory measures that impact members. MnRA also works to enhance the public image of the retail industry by providing information, services and support that adds value to its members.

Contact: Bruce Nustad, Minnesota Retailers Association, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (651) 227-6631

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