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IndustrySupermarket Grocery store
HeadquartersGrand Forks, North Dakota
Number of locations
Key people
Hugo Magnuson, founder
Curtis Magnuson, former president
Number of employees
about 1,500

Hugo's (or Hugo's Family Marketplace) is a family-owned chain of supermarket grocery stores located in the U.S. states of North Dakota and Minnesota. It was founded by Hugo and Dorothy Magnuson in 1939. Hugo's is headquartered in the city of Grand Forks, North Dakota. The chain's stores have been supplied by the Nash Finch Company since 1939. Nash Finch was once headquartered in Grand Forks, but moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1919.


Hugo Magnuson, a former mayor of Grand Forks, opened his first grocery store, the Pure Food Market, in Grand Forks. Magnuson's grocery stores carried the Piggly Wiggly name for a period of years, before switching to the current "Hugo's" name.

After Hugo's retirement, his son Curtis Magnuson became president of the chain. Hugo died in 2003 at the age of 102. Curtis died in 2007 at the age of 66. The chain is now run by Curtis' daughter, Kristi Magnuson-Nelson.

Today, the chain operates ten stores exclusively under the "Hugo's" name. The store's mascot is a cartoon of a smiling blonde boy named Seemore for Seemore Savings and the slogan is "More low prices, more great stuff, when you go to Hugo's".

The chain also operates five liquor stores in North Dakota and Minnesota under the banner Hugo's Wine and Spirits.


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