ST. CLOUD - Coborn’s, Inc. today (Tuesday) announced that its Chief Operating Officer Bob Thueringer will retire after reaching 47 years of service on June 30, 2014. He will continue to serve on the company’s Board of Directors.

Thueringer joined Coborn’s in 1967, bagging groceries at Coborn’s in Sauk Rapids with the original intent of working his way through college at St. Cloud State University

During his time, the company mushroomed from three grocery stores to 120 retail locations, including 48 grocery stores.

Pam Osborn

The number of employees grew from 240 to more than 7,100 employees throughout the Midwest.

As Thueringer transitions into retirement, the Board has named CFO Pam Osborn to the role of COO, effective Jan. 1, 2014.

Thueringer and Osborn will work closely together over the coming year to ensure a smooth and successful transition for the organization.

Osborn’s successor has not been named.