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Von Hanson’s Meats, Monticello Recognized with Customer Experience Award

2023-2024 Minnesota's Retail Champion Awards

Von Hansons Customer ExperienceSt. Paul (October 2, 2023) – The Minnesota Retailers Association is pleased to recognize Von Hanson’s Meats, Monticello with its Customer Experience award as part of the 2023-2024 Minnesota’s Retail Champions program.

Bruce Nustad, president of the Minnesota Retailers Association, praised Von Hanson’s Meats, Monticello for its commitment to customer satisfaction, "From the moment you step in the doors and are greeted with a ‘hello’ from the employees, it's evident there’s a clear emphasis on caring for their customers." Nustad remarked, “The level of care is evident throughout the entire shopping experience at Von Hanson’s.”

"Our customers are the heart and soul of our business," said Jon Tennessen, one of the proud owners of Von Hanson’s Meats, Monticello. "From the moment they walk through our doors to the time they leave with our products; our goal is to ensure that each person feels valued and appreciated. This commitment to exceptional customer service extends to our catering business, where we work tirelessly to meet and exceed our customers' expectations."

“Von Hanson’s is a much deserving company of this award and we are proud to have the team we have at the Monticello location,” remarked Monticello Chamber of Commerce & Industry Executive Director Marcy Anderson. “I have worked with them personally and professionally and would recommend them to anyone looking for quality food and service. They treat every event with special care and a positive attitude.”

The owners of Von Hanson’s Meats learned the importance of outstanding customer service from the very creator of Von Hanson's Meats, Pete Von Bank. These principles were ingrained in them from the outset, and when the opportunity arose for them to open their own store, they seized it with enthusiasm. Today, they continue to impart these values to their dedicated team of employees, ensuring that every interaction with Von Hanson’s Meats, Monticello, is marked by attentive and respectful service.

Von Hanson’s Meats, Monticello is the sole recipient of the Minnesota’s Retail Champions Customer Experience award. Eleven other organizations and individuals will be recognized in other categories such as Retail Entrepreneur of the Year, Retail Mentor of the Year, Family Business of the Year, Advocate of the Year, Advocate Partner of the Year, Advocacy Leadership, Community Partner of the Year, Retail Collaboration, Vendor Partner of the Year, Social Responsibility, and Retail Community of the Year.

Tennessen and his other partners will accept the award during the Retail Rally event on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, beginning at 2:00 p.m. in Bloomington. The event features practical, game-changing, cutting-edge retail innovations, strategies, and ideas. Retail Rally event information can be found at

Click here to see all the 2023-2024 Minnesota's Retail Champions award winners.

About the Minnesota Retailers Association: The Minnesota Retailers Association promotes, preserves, and enhances the retail industry in Minnesota by taking a leadership position in development of public policy and regulatory measures that impact members. MnRA also works to enhance the public image of the retail industry by providing information, services and support that adds value to its members.

Contact: Bruce Nustad, Minnesota Retailers Association, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (651) 227-6631

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