Miner’s Inc. Super One Foods Purchases Grand Rapids Cub Foods

This will bring the Miner's Inc. to 38 grocery stores and liquor stores


GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. – Miner’s of Grand Rapids, Inc. has reached a tentative agreement to sell its Grand Rapids, Minnesota Cub Foods location to Miner’s Incorporated d/b/a Super One Foods.

The Miner family has operated grocery stores in the region since the 1940s. President of Miner’s Grand Rapids, Inc, Jerry Miner and his family have owned and operated several other businesses in the Grand Rapids area including Jerry’s Warehouse Liquors on Highway 2 West. The liquor store was also included in this sale.

“This decision was very difficult, but we decided that the time was right to retire form the grocery business,” Jerry Miner said in a statement Thursday. “At that point our concern was for the ongoing operation of our store. We wanted to find the best opportunity for the successful continuation of our family-owned grocery business in an increasingly competitive retail environment. As a regional retail grocery company, Miner’s Super One organization is best positioned to serve our customers and the community.”

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Miner’s Incorporated’s Super One Foods, based in Hermantown, is well known across the Northland, and currently on its fourth-generation of ownership. Jerry was instrumental in the formation of the Miner’s Incorporated, along with his older brother, Jim, and father, Tony, for decades. Eventually the company separated in the mid-1980s.

Jim Miner, Jr., President of Miner’s Incorporated stated, “We look forward to acquiring Uncle Jerry’s Grand Rapids store. In a very real way, we are returning to our family roots. We have been continually looking for ways to grow our grocery business and we are very excited about integrating Jerry’s Grand Rapids store into our organization.”

The Cub Foods store currently employs 100 individuals. The store will be rebranded as Super One Foods, and the current workforce will be offered interviews for employment with the new owner.

The transaction is scheduled to close next month. A purchase price has not been disclosed.

When the purchase is finalized, Miner’s Inc. will own and operate 38 grocery and liquor stores across three norther tier states.

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