This Grocery Chain Dominates Minnesota. Do You Shop There?

Ash Jurberg

A study by ranked the grocers with the greatest share of store visits in Minnesota, with local chain Cub coming in first.
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What is the preferred grocery chain in Minnesota?

That is the question that wanted to answer, and so it analyzed data to see which chain ranked best.

Coming in first place in the report was the local brand Cub. 31% of grocery store visits by people in Minnesota were to a Cub store.

This shouldn't come as much surprise as Cub has its headquarters in Stillwater, and most of its 106 stores are located in Minnesota. Cub Foods was founded by Minnesota-based Hooleys Supermarkets in 1968. The name “CUB” was the nickname of co-founder Culver Davis Jr.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported last year Cub's corporate owner, UNFI, was considering selling the chain of grocery stores due to increased competition, but thankfully for Minnesota residents, they didn't.

16% of store visits in Minnestora are to Hy-Vee, while 10% are to German discount grocer Aldi.

Given the rising food prices across the country, competition in the grocery industry is set to heat up as customers look for the best prices possible.

Your thoughts

Where do you shop for groceries? Are you surprised to see Cub rank as Minnesota's most visited grocery store? Would you like to see more competition in the grocery industry?

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