Coborn's acquires western North Dakota grocery store

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Coborn’s Inc. has purchased Mike’s Super Valu in Watford City, N.D., and plans to transfer the roughly 40 employees to its new store set to open next summer, the St. Cloud Times reports.

“Mike’s Super Valu is a strong store with an outstanding team of dedicated employees,” Coborn’s President and CEO Chris Coborn said in a news release. “They have a long history of being part of the city. They know their customers and the market, and are very involved in the community. Their understanding and involvement in Watford City will be invaluable as we move full steam ahead with our North Dakota expansion efforts.”

The St. Cloud-based supermarket chain is expanding its footprint by building five new Cash Wise grocery stores in western North Dakota to serve the state’s booming population growth. Construction is already underway in Watford City and Minot. Stores are also planned in Tioga, Dickinson and Stanley.

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Coborn's Inc. is expanding the company's footprint in the oil-rich region of North Dakota with five new stores by 2014, the St. Cloud Times reports. “North Dakota is a prime market for Coborn’s to expand,” Coborn’s President and CEO Chris Coborn said in a statement. Coborn's opened a Jamestown, N.D., store in May. The St. Cloud-based grocery chain also partnered with Williston-headquartered JK Foods to co-own three supermarkets.