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Displaying items by tag: SpartanNash Co

Tuesday, 10 May 2022 10:48

SpartanNash, DoorDash partner to expand on-demand grocery delivery

BYRON CENTER — Grocery retailer and food distributor SpartanNash Co. has partnered with global tech company DoorDash Inc. to provide on-demand grocery delivery for a large swath of the nation.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 08 May 2022 18:49

MiBiz Growth Report: May 9, 2022

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Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 24 April 2022 18:35

People in the News: April 25, 2022

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Published in Talent

Sunday, 10 April 2022 18:49

ESG reporting becomes mainstream as companies seek investors, talent

SpartanNash Co. last month released its first Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report to track its corporate responsibility efforts, the start of what CEO Tony Sarsam called a “transformational journey” for the Byron Center-based grocery retailer and food distributor.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 27 March 2022 18:44

People in the news: March 28, 2022

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Published in Talent
Sunday, 13 March 2022 18:03

People in the news: March 14, 2022

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Published in Talent


Sunday, 30 January 2022 19:00

MiBiz Growth Report: January 31, 2022

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Published in Economic Development
Tuesday, 25 January 2022 11:39

SpartanNash plans California distribution center to better serve West Coast clients

BYRON CENTER — Grocery retailer and distributor SpartanNash Co. is leveraging a long-standing relationship with a West Coast partner to expand its distribution business.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Wednesday, 08 December 2021 16:48

Square Roots expands produce distribution under latest deal with SpartanNash

Indoor farming operation Square Roots Urban Growers is expanding distribution for its leafy greens, herbs and other produce thanks to a newly-minted deal with Byron Center-based SpartanNash Co.

Published in Food/Agribusiness

Sunday, 29 August 2021 18:00

Amid growth, Dematic shifts focus to automation as pandemic exposes new customer needs

GRAND RAPIDS — As an executive at a global company serving firms in the e-commerce, logistics and warehousing spaces, Mike Larsson has noticed the needs of his customers change dramatically over the last year.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 01 August 2021 12:25

Grocery executive prepares for more online shopping experience

After serving as CEO of Dallas-based Borden Dairy Co., Tony Sarsam took the reins of Byron Center-based grocery distributor and retailer SpartanNash Co. (Nasdaq:SPTN) last September during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 26 July 2021 14:26

SpartanNash opens new micro-fulfillment center as it faces surge in online orders

CALEDONIA — Grocery distributor and retailer SpartanNash Co. today celebrated the grand opening of its first micro-fulfillment center, which the company expects to more effectively serve a growing number of online customers.

Published in Food/Agribusiness


Wednesday, 14 July 2021 13:29

SpartanNash to open Caledonia Micro-Fulfillment Center for online grocery shopping

BYRON CENTER — Grocery retailer and distributor SpartanNash Co. has announced a new “Micro-Fulfillment Center” that will assemble online grocery orders to be shipped to local grocery stores or homes.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 04 July 2021 17:20

Revolution Farms brings automation to the greenhouse

CALEDONIA — Dan Vukcevich admitted that his only previous farming experience was growing up on a cattle farm that never made any money.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 20 June 2021 18:30

SpartanNash joins telemedicine rush with affordable service

BYRON CENTER — SpartanNash Co. has  jumped into the rapidly growing telemedicine arena with a new service that emphasizes affordability.

Published in Health Care

Tuesday, 16 March 2021 12:34

SpartanNash announces new CFO amid shake-up in financial leadership

BYRON CENTER — Food distributor and grocery store retailer SpartanNash Co. recently announced its new chief financial officer who will take over the post on Monday.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Thursday, 25 February 2021 14:32

SpartanNash sees uptick in distribution and retail sales for 2020; expects a dip in 2021

BYRON CENTER — The latest earnings report from SpartanNash Co. reflects a surge in demand for food distribution and retail throughout 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Thursday, 28 January 2021 16:40

6 West Michigan companies earn top grades for LGBTQ equality workplaces

GRAND RAPIDS — Six West Michigan corporations earned top scores in this year’s Corporate Equality Index rankings recently published by the Human Rights Campaign, showcasing the companies as among the best places to work for LGBTQ equality.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 20 December 2020 16:20

Grocery exec: Pandemic forces long-term shift in consumer habits

Consumers relied on grocery stores and supermarkets like never before during the pandemic. As the state transitioned through various stages of shutdowns, these businesses had to keep their shelves stocked amid challenges like panic buying and stockpiling. Tony Sarsam took over as CEO at SpartanNash Co. in September as the industry was six months into the new dynamic. The former CEO of Texas-based Borden Dairy Co. shares his views on the challenges that await his company with 155 corporate-owned retail stores and a distribution business that delivers to 2,100 independent locations.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Thursday, 12 November 2020 22:37

New SpartanNash CEO outlines operational improvements, acquisition strategy in first earnings call

BYRON CENTER — In his first quarterly earnings call with SpartanNash Co., newly appointed CEO Tony Sarsam began to outline his vision for the food distribution and grocery retail company.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 08 November 2020 18:10

SpartanNash adapts to shifting consumer behavior

The COVID-19 pandemic has led many households to bear down in their homes over the last eight months, leading to an uptick in grocery store sales. In fact, many grocery stores struggled to keep shelves stocked with the panicked buying that took place in the pandemic’s early stages. Grand Rapids-based SpartanNash Co. — the fifth largest food distributor in the U.S. — was on the front lines of those efforts with its 155 corporate-owned retail stores and distribution business that delivers to 2,100 independent locations across the country. It’s also a leading distributor of grocery products to U.S. military commissaries. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness

Friday, 09 October 2020 15:13

SpartanNash shares soar after offering stake to e-commerce giant Amazon

BYRON CENTER — Shares in SpartanNash Co. soared today following a filing to federal securities regulators about a “commercial agreement” with e-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc.

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 14 September 2020 16:47

SpartanNash announces new CEO after recent leadership changes

GRAND RAPIDS — After the ouster of its CEO last summer, SpartanNash Co. has found a new leader.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Friday, 29 May 2020 10:45

Shift to eating at home during pandemic drives sales significantly higher for SpartanNash

BYRON CENTER — People eating at home during the pandemic has been a boon for sales at grocery retailer and distributor SpartanNash Co.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 24 May 2020 18:25

Internships go virtual in era of social distancing

In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, many companies delayed the start of new internships by weeks, while a few outright canceled their programs. 

Published in Talent
Sunday, 10 May 2020 17:44

Soldadera Coffee co-owner expands business from side hustle to full-time gig

GRAND RAPIDS — For the family-owned startup Soldadera Coffee LLC, the COVID-19 crisis has brought an unexpected opportunity.

Published in Small Business
Sunday, 10 November 2019 18:29

Ada gains steam with new businesses

ADA — After observing the revitalization of the Ada Village Business District, outdoor retailer Bill & Paul’s Sporthaus is expanding in the suburban community with a new 3,669-square-foot store. 


Sunday, 27 October 2019 10:54

Muskegon firm taps into growing $3.5 billion sparkling water market

MUSKEGON — The origin of HyVIDA Brands Inc. goes back six or seven years when Rick Smith took a taste of sparkling water.

Published in Small Business
Sunday, 13 October 2019 21:00

Startups move indoors in race to find future farming solutions

Traditional, outdoor agriculture is profoundly dependent on climate, but high-tech indoor farms that grow premium, hyper-local produce for consumers year round may be commercially viable in the future.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Friday, 27 September 2019 12:36

Greenbush Brewing to open Indiana brewpub at SpartanNash-owned store

SAWYER — A Southwest Michigan brewery is expanding with a new location in Indiana in partnership with a SpartanNash Co.-owned grocery store. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness

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