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November 27, 2015 11:33 AM ET

Food and Staples Retailing

Company Overview of Coborn's, Inc.

Company Overview

Coborn's, Inc. is a grocery retailer that operates a chain of supermarkets in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin. The company’s stores include bakery, coffee shops, deli and catering, dry cleaning, floral, liquor, meat and seafood, natural foods, pharmacy, photo, produce, and video departments. It also owns CobornsDelivers, an online grocery ordering and home delivery service; and convenience, liquor, video, and pharmacy locations. The company 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.

Chairman of The Board, 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 2015.

Coborn's, Inc. Key Developments

Coborn's Opens New Separate Central Baking Facility in St. Cloud, Minn

Coborn's has opened a new separate central baking facility in St. Cloud, Minn., that will exclusively produce gluten-free products. The certified gluten-free facility will use only certified gluten-free ingredients to make mostly fresh items that will be available in all stores starting next week. As a further precaution, Coborn's plans to test incoming ingredients and outgoing products to ensure they are in fact gluten-free. The preliminary product line includes hamburger and hot dog buns, breads, cookies, muffins, cakes, cupcakes, brownies and seasonal items.

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.

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