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 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:
- 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