A wholly owned subsidiary of Minnesota based SUPERVALU Inc., Hornbacher’s is a supermarket chain that operates six long time stores in Fargo, North Dakota, and Moorhead, Minnesota, serving their regional customers for over 45 years.
In 1951, Ted Hornbacher and his partner Jim Custer opened a SuperValu store at the corner of Eighth and Main Avenue in Moorhead, MN. This was the start of what is now known as simply Hornbacher’s.
In 1956, the Northport location opened in north Fargo. This location housed the corporate offices until the opening of the Osgood location in 2006. In 1958, the Moorhead location was moved to a larger facility on the east side of Eleventh and Main. In 1974, the Village West location in Fargo opened across the street from the well known West Acres Shopping Center.
In 1975, Hornbacher’s was acquired by SUPERVALU Inc. In 1990, the Express store in Fargo was added to the Hornbacher’s family and in 1994 the Southgate location in Fargo opened.
In early 2006, Hornbacher’s opened its sixth store in Osgood, ND a neighborhood of Fargo. This also was the first location to sell gasoline; however a gas station has since been added to the Southgate location on 32nd Avenue South, also in Fargo. In 2006, Hornbacher’s began its “Hornbacher’s To Go” home delivery service in Fargo, one of the first in the area.
In 2009, Hornbacher’s revamped their advertising by dropping the “Hornbacher’s H” logo seen on print and TV ads and dropping their long time slogan “We make shopping EASY!” in favor of “Good Things are just around the corner”, the slogan that is now in use by all Supervalu owned stores.
Hornbacher’s success over the past fifty-five plus years is the direct result of very loyal, dedicated and hard working employees. They currently employ over 1000 people in their six stores, and are now serving some third and even fourth generation customers.
Hornbacher’s is still committed to their community, as demonstrated by the many civic, educational, arts and non-profit organizations that they support.
Headquarters: Fargo, ND
No. of Stores: 6 (2010)
No. of Employees: 1,000+
Revenue: $x unknown
Geography: Moorhead, Minnesota, Fargo, North Dakota
Special Services: Bakery, Deli, Floral, Photo, Produce, Seafood, Stockman & Dakota Premium Beef and gasoline in the Fargo and Osgood, ND locations.
Acme, Albertsons, Cub Foods, Farm Fresh Food & Pharmacy, The Market, Hornbacher’s, Jewel, Lucky, Osco & Sav-on Pharmacy, Save-A-Lot, Shaw’s, Shop ‘n Save, Shoppers Food & Pharmacy, Star Market, Supervalu Pharmacies
Selling most national brands, including Stockman & Dakota, Moore fruits and vegetables, Kraft Foods, Dietz and Watson, as well as their own.