Coborn’s in Delano celebrates re-grand opening

After a major remodeling project that transformed Coborn’s in Delano into our fifth “next-generation” grocery store, guests and employees marked this achievement with a grand re-opening celebration on Thursday, April 26.

[MORE PHOTOS BELOW] The re-grand opening celebration at Coborn’s Marketplace in Delano included live music from Charlie Roth and an in-store sampling event. A grand opening cake was also served and the in-store Caribou Coffee provided free coffee samples. Plus, Moobell roamed the aisles to give high-fives to young visitors!

A program was also held in-store to celebrate the completion of the remodel. Chris Coborn, (Chairman, President and CEO), offered remarks along with District Manager Francis Audette, Store Director Joe Tipka, Delano Mayor Dale Graunke and Brad Felknor, President of the Delano Area Chamber of Commerce. Coborn’s, Inc. Executives and local dignitaries were also in attendance.

Through this remodel, Coborn’s has added more fresh products, introduced new services and brought a unique modern look to the interior of the store, as seen at Coborn’s Marketplace in Isanti, Albertville, Little Falls 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 new Kabar Sushi space next to the brick oven pizza.

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 soon be able to place their order online by visiting, 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:

  • Expanded Craft Pop, Sparkling Waters, Ultra Premium Water & Teas
  • Added High end mixers
  • Added Hot Sauce section
  • Added Gourmet Olives
  • Added Premium BBQ Sauces
  • Expanded Olive Oil
  • Expanded snacking section
  • Added Indian Foods
  • Added Super Premium Spices (Morton Basset-Minnesota Nice Spice-Victoria Taylor Rubs & Urban Accents)
  • Enhanced Vitamin & Adult nutrition
  • 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 have added a Caribou Coffee in-store to further cement this grocery store as a destination in the community. The coffee shop opened on March 23rd. 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.

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 arrangements, mixed bouquets, along with a variety of green and blooming plants ready for guests’ shopping convenience. 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 in Delano is led by Store Director Joe Tipka who has been with the company since 1994.

Chris Coborn (Chairman, President and CEO)

Joe Tipka – Store Director at Coborn’s in Delano

Francis Audette – District Manager

Leaders from the City of Delano offer remarks during the program.

Brad Felknor – President of the Delano Area Chamber of Commerce

Cash Wise in Dickinson plays host to Special Olympics “Polar Plunge” event

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Despite cloudy skies and temperatures in the mid-30’s on Saturday, more than 30 people in Dickinson braved some frigid waters to support Special Olympics North Dakota. The organization hosted its annual “Polar Plunge” fundraiser in our Cash Wise parking lot using a large plunge tank, which was set up with help from the Dickinson Rural Fire Department.

“Our Store Director Matt Sellers is a great leader and is very involved in the community,” said Ken Schafer, Assistant Manager at Cash Wise in Dickinson. “Our team was very proud to see this fun event take place right in front of our store.”

According to the Dickinson Press, the Polar Plunge is organized by community volunteers and is part of the year-round law enforcement Torch Run to raise awareness and funds to support physical fitness and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Organizers tell the newspaper they raised around $12,000 this year.

Congratulations to our team at Cash Wise in Dickinson for participating and playing host to this great community event!

Coborn’s cake decorators honored at UMBA Convention

A group of Coborn’s Cake Decorators took home some big honors for their creative confections at the Upper Midwest Bakery Association’s annual convention in St. Cloud last weekend. The event features a cake/baked good contest with many categories.

Cake decorators start planning at the beginning of February and work up until the day of the event, sometimes doing final adjustments after the cake is placed on the table at the event. Since many participants spend weeks working on their cake, they use Styrofoam. The outside decorations, however, must be edible and the judges do take into consideration whether they think the cake could be built from cake.

We are proud of our many talented employees who took part in the competition and excited for those who took home top honors! Check out their masterpieces below – how do they do that?!

Advanced Novelty/Specialty Cake

Marcia Moorman from Coborn’s in Glencoe

Tiered cake designed as a peacock inspired steampunk dress.

Gold Award

Student/Beginner Fondant Wedding Cake

Jonathon Mills from Coborn’s on Cooper Ave. in St. Cloud

4-tiered cake with rope borders, hammered copper finish, and marble gray diamond mosaic tiles.

Silver Award

Advanced Novelty/Specialty Cake

Monica Stumpf from Little Falls Coborn’s

Sculpted fortune teller bust complete with arms and a crystal ball.

Silver Award

Advanced Novelty/Specialty Cake

Monica Stumpf from Little Falls Coborn’s

Sculpted fortune teller bust complete with arms and a crystal ball.

Silver Award

Student/Beginner Novelty Cake

Tristin Dooley from Coborn’s Marketplace in Isanti

Castle cake with a mountain and a cave, complete with 2 dragons.

Silver Award

Advanced Novelty/Specialty Cake

Amanda Hansen from Coborn’s Support Center

Tiered cake with an old-fashioned carousel theme. The carousel section rotates and there is a button you push to play music. The horses are all mythical/folklore inspired.

Gold Award and Advanced Novelty Best in Show