Cub Foods is a supermarket chain with seventy-three stores in Minnesota and Illinois.

The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Eden Prairie, Minnesota-based SuperValu Inc. Cub Foods was founded by Minnesota-based Hooleys Supermarkets in 1968 in the riverside city of Stillwater by brothers, Charles and Jack Hooley, brother-in-law Robert Thueson, and Culver Davis jr.

The name “CUB” originally stood for Consumers United for Buying, and Cub Foods was one of the first total discount food stores in the United Statesbeing “no frills, sack your own groceries”

Cub Foods is credited with many innovations, such as the first grocery check out conveyor belt system.