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SpartanNash Acquires Shop-N-Save Food Centers


Grand Rapids, Michigan-based SpartanNash has acquired Shop-N-Save Food Centers, a three-store grocery chain in northwestern Michigan. Upon close of the sale, the Benzonia, Fremont and Ludington, Michigan, grocery stores have been converted to SpartanNash’s Family Fare brand, continuing employment for all employees and expanding offerings available to shoppers.

Founded in 1973 by William “Bill” DeVries, Shop-N-Save Food Centers had been a food distribution customer of SpartanNash for nearly 25 years.

“Shop-N-Save has been a successful family-owned and operated business for decades, and we are honored that the DeVries family is entrusting SpartanNash to build upon their legacy and bring new offerings to its team members and grocery shoppers in Benzonia, Fremont and Ludington through our Family Fare banner,” said Tony Sarsam, president and CEO, SpartanNash.

“As a people first company, we welcome the Shop-N-Save team into the SpartanNash family, and we look forward to earning the loyalty of our new community members. Our grocery stores are an important contributor to our business strategy, allowing us to provide a full portfolio of solutions for independent and chain customers that go beyond food distribution. We leverage the insights from our retail stores to continuously innovate our products and operations across our global network.”

Family Fare was established in 1962, and – with the acquisition of these stores – SpartanNash will operate 86 Family Fare stores throughout the Midwest. SpartanNash will also offer its shopper loyalty program called yes Rewards, providing store guests with digital coupons, featured clubs and other perks to save on groceries and household products.

“We are incredibly grateful for the support of our communities these nearly 50 years, and we are confident that with SpartanNash, guests of the new Family Fare stores will continue to enjoy the same high level of service, quality and variety they have become accustomed to at Shop-N-Save,” said DeVries, president of Shop-N-Save Food Centers.

SpartanNash is a distributor, wholesaler and retailer with a global supply chain network. Its customers span a diverse group of national accounts, independent and chain grocers, e-commerce retailers, U.S. military commissaries and exchanges, and the company’s own brick-and-mortar grocery stores, pharmacies and fuel centers.

SpartanNash distributes grocery and household goods, including fresh produce and its Our Family portfolio of products, to locations in all 50 states, in addition to distributing to the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Honduras, Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Djibouti, Korea and Japan. In addition, the company owns and operates 145 supermarkets – primarily under the banners of Family Fare, Martin’s Super Markets and D&W Fresh Market.

For more information, visit spartannash.com.

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