Once you meet Marie Aarthun, CEO and Lauri Youngquist, President/COO, you know there's more to their relationship than just being co-workers. In fact they're sisters and they carry that family attitude of teamwork and respect into work with them each and every day. That's why you'll find many associates who've worked for the company for fifteen or twenty years or more.

Marie and Lauri own seven Festival Foods stores in the Minneapolis/St.Paul suburbs of Minnesota. Outstanding service and unique merchandise are their priorities. From the beans roasted on-premise in the coffee house, to the ideas whipped up by the chef in the meal preparation center, to the home-made salads in the deli, to the cut-to-order meat and seafood, Festival Foods knows how to entertain its shoppers with in-store theater.

At Festival Foods we believe that everyday grocery shopping should be a celebration of life through great food, creativity, community, family and knowledge. Customers are encouraged to feed their creativity and celebrate great food with unique programs and interactive events.