After a major remodeling project that transformed Coborn’s in Albertville into the company’s third next-generation store, guests and employees marked this achievement with a grand re-opening celebration on Thursday, November 30. Coupled with the Taste of the Holidays event happening at Coborn’s stores companywide, the grand re-opening drew in many guests who enjoyed the holiday-themed event and got to take a closer look at their remodeled store.
Through this remodel, we have added more fresh products, introduced new services and brought a unique modern look to the interior of the store, similar to Coborn’s Marketplace in Isanti and at Pine Cone Rd. in Sartell. Some of the key changes that Coborn’s guests will notice include:
The Kitchen: This new centerpiece area will serve made-to-order entrees that are packaged in-store for easy, convenient pick-up and quick at-home preparation. Brick-oven fired pizza, delicious sandwiches and other grab-and-go breakfast, lunch and dinner options are just a few of the items guests will find in the Kitchen, in addition to a sushi bar and future salad bar.
Albertville is also the first location that Coborn’s will launch its re-branded chicken products under the Chicken Shack name. All popular current offerings and new additions will be sold under this name. Our chicken is double battered and made all through the day so it’s always fresh! We use a secret, crave worthy breading blend for our hand-dipped chicken tenders and fried chicken. Our grilled chicken and our rotisserie chicken are seasoned to perfection. Our chicken is raised on local Gold N Plump family farms and are antibiotic free and American Humane Certified.
Chop Shoppe: This new service will allow guests the opportunity to save time by getting their fresh fruits and veggies cut before they leave the store. The Chop Shoppe also produces a variety of freshly-squeezed juices, which are available to purchase.
Click and Collect online shopping: Guests will be able to place their order online by visiting coborns.com, shopping on any mobile or desktop device and have their order waiting for them for pickup at a designated timeslot they’ve chosen.
Changes in the grocery aisles:
- Larger selection of vitamins and supplements
- Added natural/organic pet food
- First Coborn’s, Inc. grocery store to have more space for water products over carbonated soft drinks
- Larger selection of nutrition bars & portable wholesome breakfast snacks
- More “better for you” snacking options
- Specialty olives section – 55 varieties to choose from
- Added over 30 new hot sauces – go from India to Mexico to local and more!
- Added a Thai & Indian food section
- Added more than 40 new types of olive oil! Nearly 100 varieties to choose from
- Meat department, Frozen Foods and Natural Foods sections now integrated and grouped together to make the shopping experience even easier for guests
- Brand new candy section with a significant increase in candy offerings! Enjoy a wide assortment of options, including premium selections and M&Ms sorted by color!
Caribou Coffee: We are adding a Caribou Coffee in-store to further cement this grocery store as a destination in the community. This new addition will allow guests the opportunity to enjoy a warm or cool beverage while shopping, or in the comfort of a cozy coffee shop environment.
Pharmacy: Coborn’s continues to provide the same great services with their experienced pharmacy team. Earlier this year, Coborn’s, Inc. added high-tech PharmaSmart blood pressure machines to its stores with pharmacies, allowing guests the opportunity to better track their blood pressure.
Full-service Floral Department: Guests will now have access to additional floral services as this department becomes full-service. As a full-service floral department, we offer all the amenities! We do funerals, weddings, deliveries, balloon bouquets along with special events planning. We have arrangement bouquets ready for guests’ shopping convenience. Staffed hours are Monday-Friday 9am-6pm and Saturday/Sunday 9am-1pm. Experienced floral designers can assist guests with their floral needs!
New Smoked Meat Products in Meat Department: In addition to the already wide selection of quality fresh meat products, this new remodel will bring with it the addition of new items, including a variety of smoked meats, such as smoked ribs, chicken, sausage, brisket options and more.
Coborn’s Liquor Store: Coborn’s Liquor will continue to provide the same great services and wide selection of beer, liquor, wine and spirits at their new location which opened earlier this year in Albertville.
The store’s re-grand opening celebration was preceded by a Wellness Wednesday event put together by Supermarket Registered Dietitian Amy Peick. During this event, she and Pharmacist Annie Anderson spoke to a group about preventing and managing diabetes, and also provided more insight into our new Dietitian’s Choice program.
Coborn’s in Albertville is led by Store Director Gordy Midas who has been with the company since 1968.
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