Miner’s Inc. Super One Foods Purchases Grand Rapids Cub Foods
UFCW Local 1189 and Miner's Super One signed an agreement regarding their pending purchase of Cub Foods Grand Rapids. The store will continue to operate as a Union UFCW Local 1189 grocery store.Details of the Agreement can be found here: Transition Agreement (Cub Grand Rapids and Miner's Inc) 3.14.17.pdfAccording to press statements Jerry Miner said “This decision was very difficult, but we decided that the time was right to retire form the grocery business....At that point our concern was for the ongoing operation of our store. We wanted to find the best opportunity for the successful continuation of our family-owned grocery business in an increasingly competitive retail environment. As a regional retail grocery company, Miner’s Super One organization is best positioned to serve our customers and the community.”Jim Miner, Jr., President of Miner’s Incorporated stated, “We look forward to acquiring Uncle Jerry’s Grand Rapids store. In a very real way, we are returning to our family roots. We have been continually looking for ways to grow our grocery business and we are very excited about integrating Jerry’s Grand Rapids store into our organization.”The Grand Rapids Cub Foods store currently employs 100 individuals. The store will be rebranded as Super One Foods, and all current employees have been offered interviews for employment with Super One. The liquor store was also included in this sale.The transaction is scheduled to close in April.