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J&B Foods sold to Grand Forks grocery chain

The store will undergo new ownership in 2013. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

J&B Foods and Hugo's announces the agreement of the sales & purchase of J&B

Foods Store in Park Rapids, MN.

"We are excited to purchase a beautiful store like J&B Foods. Jeff and Bob Hensel have

built a wonderfully successful supermarket in Park Rapids. J&B's bakery, deli, meat and

produce departments are top notch. Hugo's is committed to maintaining the Hensel's

great tradition of innovative and quality perishable products for the customers of Park

Rapids in addition to continuing with their superior customer service and outstanding

community support" said Kristi Magnuson Nelson President of Hugo's.

According to Jeff & Bob Hensel and Magnuson Nelson, the transaction will be completed

by year end. "We expect the transition to be seamless for the customers of Park Rapids.

J&B's current management team and employees will all continue their employment with

the Hugo's organization."

With the addition of the Park Rapids store, Hugo's will operate 10 supermarkets

throughout North Dakota and Minnesota.

More information regarding this announcement will be made available in Saturday's

edition of the Enterprise.