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Bergquist Imports - A Little Bit of Sweden in Every Home

Updated: Aug 24, 2021




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Bergquist Imports, owned by Scott Camps and Ali Bilden-Camps, is located at 1412 Hwy 33 South. The Bergquist Gift shop is your local "Place for Gifts." They carry gifts from Scandinavia like clogs, jewelry, chocolates, jams, wild rice, Trolls, tiles, crystal, books, Swedish dishcloths, rugs, candles, and more.


Scott and Ali purchased the store from Barry and Vivian Bergquist in February of 2021, amid the pandemic. Scott said he intends to continue with business as usual.


Bergquist Imports has been a family-owned business since 1948. It was started by Richard and Margaret Bergquist. Before the sale, Barry and Vivian Bergquist operated the business since 1980.


Bergquist Imports has been a family-owned business since 1948. It was started by Richard and Margaret Bergquist. Before the sale, Barry and Vivian operated the business since 1980.


In 1986 Bergquist imports acquired the Berggren Trayner Company, which produced dinnerware, tiles, mugs, plates, magnets, and custom design items. This portion of the business was not included in the sale.


Currently, Scott and Ali are turning the inventory to bring in some new items. This Fall, they will also start some small group arts and craft classes at the gift shop location.




In addition to the gift shop, 80% of their business is wholesale. They sell to museums, gift shops, churches, associations, and anyone who wants to introduce their customers to a little bit of Sweden into their home, all around the United States.


Stop by and meet Scott and Ali and say hello. You can reach them at 218.879.1142.


Website http://bergquistimports.com/ or www.bergquistgiftshop.com


Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BergquistImports





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