CobornsDelivers Ending Twin Cities Deliveries
Grocery shoppers will have one less delivery option here in the northwest suburbs. Coborn’s Inc., the parent company of CobornsDelivers, announced it will end home delivery service for most of the Twin Cities.
CobornsDelivers used a warehouse in New Hope as a distribution hub for the Twin Cities market. St.-Cloud-based Coborn’s will focus instead on its brick-and-mortar stores, which are concentrated around St. Cloud and in outer-ring suburbs.
The company was an early player in the online grocery delivery business when it bought SimonDelivers. But in recent years it faced increased competition. The company also faced more extensive costs. CobornsDelivers has its own fleet of trucks and in-house drivers, where other companies like Cub Foods and Target contract out their delivery services using freelance drivers. Cub uses San Francisco-based Instacart and Target acquired Shipt.
CobornsDelivers will redirect customers to Shop.Cub.com for online and home delivery service beginning Aug. 15.
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