About Lunds & Byerlys
Lunds & Byerlys is filled with family traditions and values that can be traced back to three generations. Our reputation for providing superior customer service and high-quality products can be contributed to the standards set by its founder, Russell T. Lund.
With an evident work ethic, Lund began his grocery career in 1922 at Hoves, a small corner grocery store located on the corner of Lake Street and Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis. Within three months, he became a full-time employee and a 10 percent partner in the cheese and cracker department. An entrepreneur by nature, Lund experimented with pre-popped and packaged popcorn to sell in Hoves cracker department. A short time later, Lund turned his experiment into a profitable business called the Red E Popt Popcorn Company and established the guarantee of customer satisfaction with the promise to cheerfully refund your money.