Lunds & Byerlys

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Lund Food Holdings
Private
Industry Retail, Grocery
Founded 1939 (as Hove’s);
1964 (as Lund’s);
1997 (as Lund Food Holdings)
Headquarters Edina, Minnesota
Number of locations
26
Key people
Russell T. Lund Sr. (Founder); Russell T. Lund III (Tres)(President and CEO)
Products Bakery, dairy, deli, frozen foods, grocery, meat, pharmacy, produce, seafood, snacks
Subsidiaries Lunds & Byerlys
Website lundsandbyerlys.com

Lunds & Byerlys are upscale supermarkets in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area of Minnesota. They are owned and operated by Lund Food Holdings, Inc. As of 2016, there are 26 locations[citation needed] in the Twin Cities area as well as another in St. Cloud, MN. Its services include Caribou Coffee.

Lunds and Byerly's were competing companies until 1997 when Lunds acquired Byerly's. They continued to operate under their individual names until April 2015, when the stores were rebranded Lunds & Byerlys. In 2006, they launched its online grocery shopping service. Shoppers have the option of either picking up their groceries at certain stores or having it delivered to their home.

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
Private (1968-1997);
Subsidiary (1997-2015)
Industry Retail, Grocery
Fate phased out, stores converted into the Lunds and Byerlys brand name
Founded 1968; 50 years ago (1968)
Defunct 2015
Headquarters Edina, Minnesota
Number of locations
15
Key people
Don Byerly (founder)
Products Bakery, dairy, deli, frozen foods, grocery, meat, pharmacy, produce, seafood, snacks
Parent Lund Food Holdings
Website lundsandbyerlys.com

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, wines & spirits shops, and formerly in-store Byerly's restaurants. All Byerly's branded restaurants have now closed, but a restaurant named "Minnesota Grill" still operates out of the Roseville store location offering limited Lund's and Byerly's food items.

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 & Byerlys and the prices reflect higher quality products.

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

History of Byerly's store openings[edit]

History of Lunds & Byerlys store openings[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ 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. 

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