About Us

About Us

Bringing Families Together Since 1921

Welcome to Coborn’s! Our growing retail company is in the business of people serving people – our employees and our guests! Our 30 full-service Coborn’s stores are mostly located throughout Minnesota with two stores in South Dakota. Coborn’s employees strive to live out the following brand promises:


Fresh We work hard to offer the best selection of the freshest products available. As our guests’ shopping preferences are changing, our stores continually evolve to transition more and more of our footprint into fresh offerings.

Guest Focus

Guest Focus At Coborn’s, each guest is our most important guest. We constantly look for ways to create unique shopping experiences, anticipate needs and exceed expectations for our guests.

Health & Nutrition

Health & Nutrition As a company, we have many initiatives in place to support health and nutrition. From providing NuVal scores on our grocery tags to help guests make better nutrition choices to having healthy checkout lanes, to expanding our Natural and Organic offerings, and maintaining strong connections with local farmers, healthy living is a priority.

Promotional Excitement

Promotional Excitement To provide an exciting shopping experience for our guests, Coborn’s has a number of selling events and promotional activities. We often host special events, contests and feature fun activities to engage our guests. Our stores love to provide samples of our specialty items and our employees often perform community outreach together. There is always something fun going on at Coborn’s.

Our Vision & Mission

Vision & Mission With nearly 8,000 total employees in our 120 retail locations, we’re passionate about providing superior guest service at our grocery, liquor, and convenience stores, as well as our pharmacies. Our employee-owned company strives to live out our vision.

Vision Statement
Be remarkable! Inspire happiness, healthy living and simplicity, one guest at a time.


Sustainability Coborn’s continued success depends upon sustaining our environment, the people in our company, the communities we serve, and the way our business operates. Coborn’s has always been committed to the responsible use of environmental resources, and seeks continuous improvement in sustainability. These aspirations consider the well-being of our employee/owners, customers, suppliers, communities and ethical commitments.


Our History

History Coborn’s started as Produce market in Sauk Rapids, MN in 1921. The Coborn family slowly grew the company into what it is today. Now we are employee owned with more than 120 retail locations in Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, North Dakota, Illinois, and Iowa.

Our annual revenue is $1.4 billion and we’re working toward a tremendous goal of becoming a $2 billion company as we grow. We are continuing to build new stores and acquire small grocery chains throughout the Midwest.

Three generations of Coborn family leadership are actively involved in the company today, including Retired President Dan Coborn, his son Chris Coborn, who is current President, CEO and Chairman, and his granddaughter, Emily, who is Vice President of Fresh Merchandising. Under their leadership, the thriving company continues to grow and evolve into a dynamic organization.

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