Lund Food Holdings

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Lunds Food Holdings
Type Subsidiary
Industry Retail, Grocery
Headquarters Minnesota
Number of locations 27
Products Bakery, dairy, deli, frozen foods, grocery, meat, pharmacy, produce, seafood, snacks
Website [1]

Lunds and Byerly's are upscale supermarkets in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area of Minnesota. They are both owned and operated by Lund Food Holdings, Inc. As of 2014, there are 14 Lunds stores and 13 Byerly's in the Twin Cities area. Its services include PrairieStone Pharmacy, Caribou Coffee, White Way Cleaners, and Bachman's Florist.

In September 2006, Lunds and Byerly's launched its online grocery shopping service. Shoppers have the option of either picking up their groceries at certain Byerly's stores or having it delivered to their home. The newest store is a Lunds in downtown St. Paul which opened in May 2014.[1]

Lunds[edit]

Lunds at Central & University in Minneapolis

Lunds was founded as Hove's in the early twentieth century at the corner of Lake Street and Hennepin Avenue in the Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis. Russell Lund, Sr., an employee, took an equity stake in the cheese and cracker department in 1922 and after founding a popcorn business, a larger stake in 1939. The chain took the Lunds name in 1964.

History of Lunds store openings[edit]

Byerly's[edit]

Byerly's Golden Valley, MN Location

The company was founded in 1968 by Don Byerly, who opened the first store in Golden Valley, Minnesota. Byerly's has since opened twelve other stores in and around the metro area.

Byerly's stores, which range in size from 50,000 to 90,000 square feet (8,400 m2), were previously open 24 hours a day. Store hours changed in February 2008 and are now open 6am to 12am. Byerly's locations also offer in-store United States Post Offices, full-service banks, pharmacies, coffee shops, floral departments, and wines & spirits shops. The Saint Paul Byerly's location restaurant has closed due to the lack of customers.

The store is known for its "great customer service" and its deli and bakery. Byerly's is commonly viewed as high-end grocery shopping, and prices are therefore relatively similar to other retail stores selling the same brands. Product quality however is the core focus of Lunds & Byerly's and the prices reflect higher quality products.

In April 1997, the company was purchased by Lund Food Holdings, Inc., parent company of Minneapolis-based Lunds.

History of Byerly's store openings[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Webb, Tom (15 May 2014). "St. Paul Lunds grand opening draws hundreds downtown". Pioneer Press (St. Paul: The McClatchy Company). Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Black, Sam (12 August 2011). "Big changes for Edina Byerly’s?". Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal (Minneapolis–Saint Paul, Minnesota: American City Business Journals). Retrieved 18 April 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Alexander, Steve (9 July 2014). "Five Rainbow Foods stores get new names, and seven more soon will". Star Tribune (Minneapolis). Retrieved 9 July 2014.