SpartanNash will begin distributing private brand product to Gordy’s in mid-February and will be servicing the retailer as its primary distributor by May. Gordy’s will be serviced out of SpartanNash’s St. Cloud, Minnesota, distribution center.
Gordy’s Market was founded by Gordon Ray and Donna Schafer in 1966 on the south side of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, and has grown to include 21 stores and 13 express fuel stations.
“As a wholesale/retail operator, SpartanNash’s leadership clearly understands what it takes to deliver quality products, competitive pricing and exceptional customer service,” said Gordy’s CFO David Schafer. “We have been impressed by SpartanNash’s leadership, commitment to growth, private brand offerings and portfolio of value-added services.”
In addition to national brand products, SpartanNash will distribute its exclusive Our Family brand, as well as the Top Care, Value Time and natural and/or organic and eco-friendly Full Circle brands.
“Gordy’s is a perfect fit for our distribution operations,” said Dennis Eidson, SpartanNash president and CEO. “We have years of experience meeting our Wisconsin customers’ preferences, our St. Cloud DC is strategically located to minimize food miles and we are positioned to help Gordy’s grow. We see this agreement as a win/win for both parties.”