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Hugo’s, Lindner-Hagen Inc. Partner To Serve Northern Minnesota Communities

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Kristi Magnuson-Nelson, president and CEO of Hugo’s Family Marketplace, and Chuck Lindner, CEO of Lindner-Hagen Inc. (DBA Doug’s Supermarket, Lake of the Woods Foods, Pine River Family Market and Pine Ridge Liquor), have established a new partnership to serve communities in Northern Minnesota.

This partnership agreement allows the combination of the two companies to expand their ability to serve the region.

“Like Hugo’s, our family-owned supermarkets have long histories and many loyal customers in Northern Minnesota, and we look forward to serving them in the years to come,” Lindner said.

“The time was right to build on our growth momentum and help residents in our local communities save on their grocery bills. This new partnership allows former partners, Steve and Susan Hagen, to enjoy their retirement while Kristi and I work together to serve our customers into the future.”

Magnuson-Nelson added, “This partnership reaffirms our commitment to our customers and continues the journey that my grandparents started in 1939. I know that Chuck shares our vision to provide exceptional quality, service and value, and this unique opportunity will allow us to provide great benefits and service to our customers, associates and neighbors throughout Northern Minnesota.”

Hugo’s Family Marketplace, headquartered in Grand Forks, North Dakota, was founded by Hugo and Dorothy Magnuson in 1939. Their son, Curt Magnuson, operated the stores until his death in 2007. At that time, Curt’s daughter, Kristi Magnuson-Nelson, became the president and CEO of the company. Hugo’s is supplied by SpartanNash.

Hugo’s operates 12 supermarkets, seven liquor stores, two pubs, four pharmacies, one gas station/convenience store and nine Caribou Coffee shops throughout North Dakota and Minnesota.  

[RELATED: Hugo’s Family Marketplace Holds Store Opening In Fosston, MN]

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