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Spartan Stores Signs Distribution Agreement With Chief Super Market

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Last updated on August 30th, 2022 at 02:52 pm

Spartan Stores Inc., a leading regional grocery distributor and retailer, has entered into a distribution agreement with Chief Super Market Inc., under which Spartan Stores will be its primary wholesale grocery supplier. Chief currently is supplied by Supervalu.

Chief operates 12 stores in Northwest and West Central Ohio under the Chief and Rays banners. Spartan Stores will assume distribution to all of Chief’s banners for grocery, dairy, frozen, bakery and other products in March.

“We are pleased to welcome Chief to our distribution network of independent grocers,” said Dennis Eidson, Spartan’s president and CEO. “Chief is known for having strong grocery selections and well-merchandised stores and we look forward to supporting their continued success with our broad selection of private brand and national brand products, as well as value-added services. We are also very excited about our expansion into Ohio as securing new business in contiguous states is one of our key strategic business growth initiatives.”

Stephanie Skylar, Chief’s president and CEO, added, “We are committed to delighting our customers with great food and experiences, and believe that our new partnership with Spartan will help us achieve our mission as we offer our customers superior value and service.”

Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Spartan Stores Inc. is the nation’s 10th largest grocery distributor with 1.4 million s.f. of warehouse, distribution and office space located in Grand Rapids, Mich. The company distributes more than 40,000 private and national brand products to approximately 375 independent grocery locations in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio, and to 100 corporate-owned stores located in Michigan, including Family Fare Supermarkets, Glen’s Markets, D&W Fresh Markets, VG’s Food and Pharmacy and Valu Land.


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