About Us

About Us

Low Prices, Fresh Foods, Friendly Service

Welcome to Marketplace Foods! Our growing retail company is in the business of people serving people – our employees and our guests!


Fresh We work hard to offer the best selection of the freshest products available. As our guests’ shopping preferences are changing, our stores continually evolve to transition more and more of our footprint into fresh offerings.

Guest Focus

Guest Focus At Marketplace Foods, each guest is our most important guest. We constantly look for ways to create unique shopping experiences, anticipate needs and exceed expectations for our guests.

Health & Nutrition

Health & NutritionAs a company, we have many initiatives in place to support health andnutrition. From providing NuVal scores on our grocery tags to helpguests make better nutrition choicesto expanding our Natural and Organic offerings, and maintaining strongconnections with local farmers, healthy living is a priority.

Promotional Excitement

Promotional Excitement To provide an exciting shopping experience for our guests, Marketplace Foods has a number of selling events and promotional activities. We often host special events, contests and feature fun activities to engage our guests. Our stores love to provide samples of our specialty items and our employees often perform community outreach together. There is always something fun going on at Marketplace Foods.

Our Vision & Mission

Vision & Mission With nearly 8,000 total employees in our 120 retail locations, we’re passionate about providing superior guest service at our grocery, liquor, and convenience stores, as well as our pharmacies. Our employee-owned company strives to live out our vision.

Vision Statement
Be remarkable! Inspire happiness, healthy living and simplicity, one guest at a time.

Connect With Us

Connect With Us Follow us today on Facebook and YouTube and check out the Coborn's Blog for recipes, how tos, crafts, nutrition information and more! We've got a lot in store for you!



Sustainability Coborn's, Inc. continued success depends upon sustaining our environment, the people in our company, the communities we serve, and the way our business operates. Coborn's, Inc. has always been committed to the responsible use of environmental resources, and seeks continuous improvement in sustainability. These aspirations consider the well-being of our employee/owners, customers, suppliers, communities and ethical commitments.


About Coborn's, Inc.

History Coborn's, Inc. is a growing company, passionately devoted to people - our employees and our guests! Our employee-owned company includes 120+ retail locations throughout the Midwest including our four Marketplace Foods stores in Hayward, Menomonie, Rice Lake and St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin.

Coborn's, Inc. operates 54 grocery stores and 70 convenience, liquor and other retail locations throughout the Midwest. We employ about 8,000 remarkable employees, representing five generations of Coborn family leadership. President and CEO Chris Coborn (4th generation) has led us in our recent expansion throughout the Midwest.

The different grocery store formats we offer include: Coborn’s, Cash Wise, Marketplace Foods, and Save-A-Lot. Besides our brick and mortar grocery stores, we also have a unique service called CobornsDelivers and Cash Wise Delivers, an online grocery ordering and home delivery service. We also own and operate 35 liquor stores, under the brands of Coborn’s Liquor, Cash Wise Liquor, and Captain Jack’s. In addition, our fuel and convenience division, pharmacy division, in-house grocery warehouse and distribution center, in-house Central Bakery, and Tops Cleaners are significant assets to our operations. We also have a handful of entities in the markets where the fit is right: Ace Hardware, Caribou Coffee, Country Floral, Dunn Bros Coffee, and Subway.

As an ESOP company, we take pride in ownership and we accomplish our goals through competitive prices, friendly services, product quality, cleanliness, and safety. Our share value increases year over year and our employees work hard to continually improve our company in order to remain a company our employees are proud to own.

We believe in giving back to the communities that support our businesses. As philanthropists, we give to health initiatives, youth, nonprofits and the fight to end hunger. In 2014, we gave away $2.5 million to support the communities we serve and we donated more than 1.4 million fresh and nutritious meals to those who need it most in our local communities, through our partnership with Second Harvest Heartland. Our “Bag Hunger” program also invites our guests to partner with us to make an impact by purchasing prepackaged grocery bags for food shelves.

Because the well-being of our communities is important to us, we continue to invest in health education; we encourage health and wellness through nutritious food choices and being active. Some of our recent investments include the implementation of the NuVal food nutrition scoring program in our Coborn’s, Cash Wise and Marketplace Foods stores and the hiring of our own staff dietitian to help educate food buyers, guests, and the community at large.

To learn about our company’s Vision, Mission and Core Values, visit here.We’re always seeking ways to improve our company and expanding our horizons. Learn more about what’s new.

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