Buche Foods’ planned store expansion in Pine Ridge includes an upgrade to Pronto Auto Parts too.

“The new layout is going to allow us to expand the store’s inventory,” said RF Buche, President of GF Buche Company. “We’ve heard from the beginning that a better selection of auto parts is very important to the community. And that’s exactly what we’re going to provide.”

Buche has also retained long-time “parts guy” Art Fortin as store manager. Art brings 30 years’ experience and is a trusted, knowledgeable expert to his customers. “Relationships are very important in business,” says Fortin. “As we expand our offerings, I believe our old customers will be very satisfied with what is new.”

Pronto has a history in Pine Ridge that Buche and Pronto executives plan to leverage. For example, they will be able to access computer sales trend history for the region. The result is a selection better tailored to the customers and the cars they drive.

The new inventory system will also allow customers to search their parts online and then just pick up in store when order is competed. “This is something they’ve never had in the store before. And we’re excited to have a pro like Art run it.”