Luverne’s Glen Gust inducted into Grocer’s Hall of Fame

Honor presented July 31.

Julie buntjer/Daily Globe Glen Gust, owner of Glen's Food Center in Luverne, will serve as chairman of the Minnesota Grocers Association Board of Directors for the next two years.
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ST. PAUL — Glen Gust, retired owner of Glen’s Food Center, Luverne, was inducted into the Minnesota Grocers Association’s (MGA) Hall of Fame in recognition of his outstanding service and exemplary contributions to Minnesota's food industry.

The ceremony was conducted July 31, during the Minnesota Grocers Association’s 125th anniversary conference.

Gust started delivering milk at the age of 10. By his teens, he was bagging potatoes for Lyslo’s Super Valu in Canby. While attending college, he worked at Diamond Lake Super Valu in Minneapolis and decided he should get into the grocery business himself.

After serving a distinguished stint in the Army, Gust spent five years as assistant manager at a Burnsville Super Valu before opening a store in Luverne — Glen’s Food Center. Over the years, he expanded the store, eventually moving into a larger building in 2003. He also opened a c-store — Glen’s Food & Gas Center. Gust retired in 2016.

Gust was honored as the MGA’s 1999 Outstanding Grocer and served as chairman of the MGA from 2012-2014. His commitment to the people and community he serves is unmatched. His dedication earned him the respect and admiration of his peers. His outstanding commitment, vision and leadership have made a lasting impression on the food industry.

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