St. Cloud, Minnesota-based Coborn’s is shifting its strategic focus to growing its e-commerce operations, including curbside pickup and limited home delivery, at its 62 brick-and mortar locations in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, where it operates as Coborn’s, Cash Wise, Marketplace Foods and Hornbacher’s.
As part of this refocus, Coborn’s will transition its Twin Cities-based home delivery services to Cub, which will begin serving CobornsDelivers Twin Cities-area customers on Aug. 15. CobornsDelivers will discontinue delivery services from its New Hope facility at that time.
“Coborn’s has always been a forward-thinking company, and our president and CEO Chris Coborn had tremendous vision for the future of grocery delivery in 2008 when we purchased and renamed early leader SimonDelivers in the Twin Cities,” said Emily Coborn, Coborn’s VP of operations. “CobornsDelivers has been the grocery delivery gold standard in the Twin Cities metro for more than a decade with our warehouse hub and dedicated driver service. We are incredibly proud to have helped a generation of Twin Cities shoppers get their grocery run totally done online. Now we look forward to bringing those innovations—and the easier way of life online shopping can bring—to our customers in our 62 store locations. And we know our Twin Cities customers will be well taken care of in the future by our friends at Cub.”
CobornsDelivers will continue full-service delivery for Twin Cities-area customers until Aug. 15. After that date, customers will be redirected to shop.cub.com to create a new account to continue their online shopping through Cub’s network of stores in the Twin Cities’ seven-county area.
Coborn’s will continue to operate home delivery in the St. Cloud and Elk River areas, and as Cash Wise Delivers in Owatonna, Fargo and Bismarck, North Dakota, as well as curbside pickup for customers at all of its Coborn’s, Cash Wise and Marketplace Foods stores.
“Convenience is essential to many of our customers, more and more of whom are turning to online ordering and having their groceries delivered to their home or office at a time that works within their demanding lives,” said Cub CEO Mike Stigers. “We invite all CobornsDelivers customers to order the fresh, premier products they expect from Cub and schedule their delivery in as little as one hour.”
Coborn’s has grown its store presence in the upper Midwest in recent months, including the acquisition of Fargo-based Hornbacher’s grocery chain in December 2018.
Cub was established in 1968 and is based in Stillwater, Minnesota. It was purchased by Supervalu (now owned by UNFI) in 1980 and operates 79 grocery stores in Minnesota and Illinois.