Jim Hoiness of Rushford has been named the 2013 Grocer of the Year by the Minnesota Grocer's Association.
Hoiness is a co-owner of Rushford Foods and has been a grocery retailer for over 40-years.
The Tri-County Record reports Hoiness received the prestigious award last month at a convention in Brainerd.
The award recognizes a grocer in the state who has successfully developed a company and is respected by industry peers.
Six years ago the Rushford Foods store was destroyed by the flood of 2007 which also destroyed much of he community. He managed to get the store repaired and reopened within about 76 days following the flood.....