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Chris Coborn

Chris Coborn serves as Chairman & CEO of Coborn’s Inc., a corporation of grocery, pharmacy, convenience, liquor, retail stores, online grocery ordering and delivery, and central support facilities, headquartered in St. Cloud, Minnesota.  The company’s business success comes from leadership that embraces change, is mindful of the customer’s evolving needs and is committed to its employee-owners. Coborn’s, Inc. has $2.0 billion in annual sales and employs over 10,000 people in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Illinois.  In 2021, the company celebrated its 100th Anniversary and was recognized as the Retailer of the Year by the Shelby Report of the Midwest.

Chris serves on the FMI and Topco boards and is past Chairman of the National Grocers Association’s Board of Directors; past Chairman of Topco Associates’ Board of Directors; past Chairman of the Minnesota Grocers Association’s Board of Directors; past member of NACS Board of Directors; and member of the North Dakota Grocers Association’s Board of Directors. Chris has also served on boards or committees of several community organizations in Central Minnesota where the company is headquartered.  In 2017, Chris was inducted into the Minnesota Business Hall of Fame and in 2021, he was honored as the Saint John’s University (Chris’ alma mater) Entrepreneur of the Year.  

 He promotes a corporate culture of leadership through community involvement and empowering his employees to be remarkable by inspiring happiness, healthy living and simplicity, one guest at a time.


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Chris Coborn