March 01, 2015 8:21 PM ET

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Company Overview of Coborn's Inc.

Company Overview

Coborn's Inc. operates grocery retail stores in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin. It also owns CobornsDelivers, an online grocery ordering and home delivery service; and convenience, liquor, video, and pharmacy locations. In addition, the company operates its own central bakery to supply products, including breads, buns, muffins, cakes, bagels, cookies, donuts, and fried rolls to its stores. Further, the company operates a dry cleaning facility and a grocery distribution center. Coborn's Inc. was founded in 1921 and is based in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

1445 East Highway 23

St. Cloud, MN 56302

United States

Founded in 1921





Key Executives for Coborn's Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Chief Financial Officer
Executive Vice President and Director
Vice President of Organizational Development
Director of Topco Program Management
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Coborn's Inc. Key Developments

Coborn's Inc. Announces Management Changes

Coborn's Inc. announced that it is expanding its leadership team with three new executives to help the company continue to grow and deal with the evolving shopping landscape. The new executives are: Tom Velin, CFO. Velin succeeds Pam Osborn, who left Coborn’s at the end of 2013. Velin was previously senior vice president and CFO at Experian Health Carte, Minneapolis. He also was a CFO and senior executive at SPS Commerce in Minneapolis, Advance Duplication Services in Plymouth, Minn., and August Technology Corp; Dale Monson, VP, information technology, a new position. Monson was previously SVP and CIO for Oriental Trading, Omaha, Neb. He has more than 25 years of technology and 17 years of e-commerce marketing, technology and enterprise-level application development experience; and Greg Sandeno, EVP, sales, a new title. Sandeno was previously president and CEO at C&K Market, Brookings, Ore. He has also held leadership roles with Nash Finch Co., Minneapolis, and the Portland, Ore.-based Fred Meyer division of Kroger Co. Velin and Monson's appointments are effective March 3. Sandeno's appointment is effective March 10. All three report to Chris Coborn, president and CEO of Coborn's.

Coborn's Inc. Appoints Emily Coborn as Director of Topco Program Management

Coborn's Inc. has named Emily Coborn to the position of director of Topco program management where she will be responsible for integrating Topco programs across the company. The company also announced that Rebecca Kurowski has joined as manager of communications. Kurowski joins Coborn's from Sartell-based Write Up Your Alley, a marketing consulting firm she founded in 2003. Kurowski serves on the board of directors for the Forum of Executive Women and volunteers at several locally based nonprofit organizations.

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