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The Minnesota-based grocer awarded the Minnesota Grown Retailer of the Year for the fifth year in a row; SUPERVALU Foundation grants $10,000 to Knowlan’s community partners EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (August 9, 2016) – In recognition of Knowlan’s Super Markets being named the Minnesota Grown 2016 Retailer of the Year for the fifth year in a row, the SUPERVALU Foundation is making a $10,000 general operating grant to the non-profit of their choice. Knowlan’s Super Markets has been committed to supporting local farmers and food producers for more than 100 years. The SUPERVALU Foundation provides program-specific and general operating support for organizations in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area. “We are thrilled to be recognized with the SUPERVALU Foundation award for our ongoing dedication to Minnesota food producers,” said Knowlan’s Owner, President, and CEO Lauri Youngquist. “Since the beginning, our mission has always been to offer our customers the freshest selection … Continue reading

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Knowlan’s Super Markets Wins Minnesota Grown Retailer of the Year Award Fifth Year in a Row April 26, 2016 – Vadnais Heights, MN –  The Minnesota Grown Program, in conjunction with the Minnesota Grocers Association, has named Knowlan’s Super Markets a 2016 Retailer of the Year. This marks the fifth consecutive year the Minnesota grocer has been chosen for the award, announced today at a special luncheon sponsored by the Minnesota Grocers Association. Knowlan’s operates six Festival Foods stores and two Knowlan’s Fresh Foods Stores in the Twin Cities metro area. The organization is unique in its industry for being family-owned and operated by Minnesota native Lauri Youngquist, its President and CEO.  Knowlan’s has been dedicated to supporting local farmers and other food producers since it started selling locally grown food products in 1905. “To be given this kind of recognition five years running is a reflection of our mission … Continue reading

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March 28, 2016 – Vadnais Heights, MN – Representatives from Knowlan’s Super Markets, Inc. have announced a new addition to the executive management team by naming Debra Brei to the role of Chief Financial Officer. In her new position Brei will be responsible for leading financial operations and activities for Knowlan’s as well as establishing and monitoring financial plans and budgets for the organization. Knowlan’s operates seven Festival Foods stores and two Knowlan’s Fresh Foods Stores in the Twin Cities metro area. “Debra Brei is an experienced financial professional with an impressive history of more than fifteen years public accounting experience combined with hands-on private accounting work,” said Lauri Youngquist, President and CEO of Knowlan’s Super Markets. “She has a successful track record of leadership and technical expertise, as well as a commitment to excellence. We are fortunate to have such an accomplished individual join our team.” Brei is a … Continue reading

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