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Cash Wise Foods

PO Box 6146
St. Cloud, Minnesota 56302-6146

Join the Cash Wise Team!


Discover your inner entrepreneur and engage with the best guests, foods and products. Our culture celebrates employee ideas and innovation. Our team members are trusted and empowered to make key decisions, do what it takes to exceed guest expectations and contribute in a meaningful way to the growth of our company. In a dynamic atmosphere that welcomes diversity, we're investing in our employees, along with the growth of our company.


We offer full-time and part-time employees flexible scheduling, competitive wages, and vacation and holiday pay after one year of service.  We also offer the opportunity to participate in the 401(k) and Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) once plan criteria has been met.




Coborn's began in 1921 when Chester Coborn opened a produce market in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota. Over the years, Chester and his son, Duke, grew the market by adding various food lines, dry goods and groceries. Chester's two sons, Chester Jr. and Duke, took over the business after their father's death in 1929. They led the company as it evolved with the addition of meat products in 1936; the acquisition of shopping carts and checkouts in the 1940s; and the move to cash and carry in the 1950s.

In 1957, Duke's four sons, Dan, Bob, Bill and Ron, took over the business following the death of their father. They constructed new stores in other parts of central Minnesota. Over time, they established a trusted, well-recognized retail identity by installing the latest innovations and amenities – all in an effort to meet the growing needs of guests. Today, Bob, Bill and Ron have passed on and until very recently, Dan has remained active in the business, serving as Chairman of the Board. The Coborn family continues to maintain ownership of the company, and fourth and fifth generation family members, Chris (Dan's son) and Emily (Chris' daughter), now serve in leadership roles.

Today, Coborn's, Inc. owns and operates more than 120 retail locations, including 54 grocery stores throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, North Dakota and South Dakota. These locations operate under the brands of Coborn's, Cash Wise Foods, Marketplace Foods and Save-A-Lot. Coborn's, Inc. also has an online grocery ordering and delivery service named CobornsDelivers; stand-alone convenience, liquor, video, pharmacy, Country Floral, and Ace Hardware stores; several in-store coffee shops and a Subway restaurant. To support its many retail locations, Coborn's, Inc. operates its own central bakery, dry cleaning facility and grocery distribution center. In addition to our 120+ retail destinations, Coborn's, Inc. has around 8,000 employees – now that's quite a family!

In 2006, the Coborn family adopted an employee stock ownership plan or “ESOP” to allow eligible employees to become co-owners of the company. Employees now have the opportunity to directly benefit from the success of the company. With a strong ownership stake in the company, all employees are encouraged to take pride in ownership, which means taking responsibility for everything they do while at work and making decisions like an owner. Employees taking pride in ownership have played a key role in the growth of Coborn's, Inc.; their dedication, ideas and commitment to serving the guest have largely contributed to the company's success.

In addition to remarkable employees, the success of Coborn's, Inc. is rooted in truly caring for guests and the community. Each year, Coborn's, Inc. donates more than $2.5 million and thousands of volunteer hours to the communities it serves. Corporate trademarks include generous monetary and in-kind donations to local non-profit organizations serving children and families in need; local food shelves; the Coborn Cancer Center; and more. As the company continues to grow, Coborn's, Inc. will continue to focus on the importance of giving back to the communities it serves.



  • Moorhead Cash Wise:  3300 Hwy 10 E, Moorhead, MN 56560
  • Fargo Cash Wise:  1401 South 33rd Street, Fargo, ND 58103
  • Fargo Cash Wise Liquor: 1414 34th Street South, Fargo, ND 58103
  • West Fargo Cash Wise:  755 33rd Avenue East, West Fargo, ND 58078





Our remarkable employees strive to inspire happiness, healthy living and simplicity for each guest at our stores. With a vibrant work environment, ongoing opportunities for career growth, and generous benefits packages for both full-time and part-time employees, Coborn's, Inc. offers a bright future for all employee owners.


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