About Us

Welcome to Coborn’s, Inc.!
Our growing retail company is in the business of people serving people – our employees and our guests! Our employee-owned company strives to live out our vision to be remarkable by inspiring happiness, healthy living and simplicity, one guest at a time.

We feature 120+ grocery, convenience, liquor and other retail locations throughout the Midwest and employ more than 9,000 remarkable people in the communities where we do business. President and CEO Chris Coborn (4th generation) has led us in our recent expansion throughout the Midwest.

The different grocery store formats we offer include:
Coborn’s, Cash Wise, Marketplace Foods and Hornbacher’s. We also own and operate 35 liquor stores, under the brands of Coborn’s Liquor, Cash Wise Liquor, and Captain Jack’s. In addition, our fuel and convenience division, pharmacy division, in-house grocery warehouse and distribution center, in-house Central Bakery, and Tops Cleaners are significant assets to our operations. We also have a handful of entities in the markets where the fit is right: Ace Hardware, Caribou Coffee, Country Floral, Dunn Bros Coffee, and Subway.

As an ESOP company, we take pride in ownership and we accomplish our goals through competitive prices, friendly services, product quality, cleanliness, and safety. Our share value increases year over year and our employees work hard to continually improve our company in order to remain a company our employees are proud to own.

We believe in giving back to the communities that support our businesses. As philanthropists, we give to health initiatives, youth, nonprofits and the fight to end hunger. Annually, Coborn’s gives back about $3 million+ to support the communities we serve and we donate nearly 2 million nutritious meals to those who need it most in our local communities, through our partnership with Second Harvest Heartland. Our “Bag Hunger” program also invites our guests to partner with us to make an impact by purchasing prepackaged grocery bags for food shelves.

Because the well-being of our communities is important to us, we continue to invest in health education; we encourage health and wellness through nutritious food choices and being active. Some of our recent investments include the implementation of the “Dietitian’s Choice” and “Food Facts” programs in our Coborn’s, Cash Wise and Marketplace Foods stores and the hiring of our own staff dietitians to help educate food buyers, guests, and the community at large.

We’re always seeking ways to improve our company and expanding our horizons. Learn more about what’s new.