Coburn’s buying Econofoods
New owners for Clintonville grocery store
Tadych’s Econofoods in Cllintonville is one of six grocery stores recently purchased by Coburn’s Inc.
Coburn’s acquired three Tadych’s Econofoods stores in eastern Wisconsin and three more located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
“The Tadych family has run their family of stores with great care and is a highly-respected retailer,” said Chris Coborn, chairman, president and CEO of Coborn’s Inc. “We look forward to extending the same operating philosophies in these locations that have made us successful for 100 years – investing and training for our people, supporting our communities and investing in our stores to improve the experience for our guests.
“We look forward to having the entire Tadych team join our team to learn more about their operations and communities,” he added.
James Tadych, owner and founder of T&C Markets, began his grocery career as a young man working in his father’s family store.
He then went on to purchase his own first store in Brillion in 1968 upon returning from service in the U.S. Army. From there, he continued to add additional locations to serve the region.
Customer satisfaction has always been a core value of the company and he has always operated with that as a high priority that is instilled in all the stores today.
“This sale makes perfect sense for our family and for our employees, said Mike Tadych, Jim’s son and current owner. “Coborn’s has long been a highly-respected company and we felt perfectly aligned with their values, operational standards, support of the communities they operate in and most importantly the company culture and commitment to their employees,” Tadych added, “We are grateful to all of our customers and employees who have helped us build our business over the past five decades. I know our communities and employees are in good hands as we make this transition.”
The transaction is curently expected to close in early December, subject to customary closing conditions.
About Coborn’s Inc.
Based in St. Cloud, Minnesota, Coborn’s Inc. is a 100-year-old employee-owned grocery retailer with nearly 9,300 employees and 66 grocery stores across Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Michigan and Wisconsin under the Coborn’s, Cash Wise Foods, Marketplace Foods, Hornbacher’s and Tadych’s banners.
Coborn’s, Inc. also operates numerous fuel, liquor, and pharmacy locations.
To support its 130 various retail business units, Coborn’s operates its own central bakery, dry cleaning facility and grocery distribution center.