Weather Forecast

The "changing of the guards" at J&B Foods will take place in late December with, from left, Dan Zimmerman named store director and founders Jeff Hensel and Bob Hensel assuring "a seamless transition." Hugo's chief executive officer is Kristi Magnuson-Nelson, chief operating officer is Curtis Zahrt and Scott Van Camp is the senior director of perishables. Hugo's stores are located in Grand Forks (four), Jamestown and Grafton, N.D. Minnesota sites are Crookston, East Grand Forks, Thief River Falls and - n...

Hello, Hugo's; farewell, Jeff and Bob

Email News Alerts

Hugo's is about to become a household name in Park Rapids and the smiling blond mascot, Seemore Savings, an icon.

Longtime local grocers Jeff and Bob Hensel have sold J&B Foods to a family-owned chain of supermarket grocery stores, Hugo's.


Headquartered in Grand Forks, this is the family's 10th store, four in Minnesota and six in North Dakota. Third generation grocer Kristi Magnuson-Nelson is CEO.

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet?

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at and we can help you.