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Newsweek Recognizes SpartanNash For Employee Diversity


SpartanNash has been named one of America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity 2024 by Newsweek and Plant-A Insights Group for its commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.

The company received the award based on quantitative data from an employee survey as well as other qualitative scoring methods.

“Creating an environment where every associate belongs and feels empowered to do their best work is a fundamental part of our ‘People First’ culture,” said Nicole Zube, SpartanNash SVP and chief human resources officer.

“Valuing differences is a core competency we expect as we actively strive for inclusive behaviors across our company, encouraging a sense of belonging.”

Advancing DEIB at all levels of the company is a key part of SpartanNash’s Environmental, Social and Governance goals. Over the past two years, SpartanNash has revitalized its Associate Resource Groups sponsored by executive leadership, expanded the internship program beyond 100 participants annually and launched new learning and development programs. Additionally, the company has expanded its Total Rewards offerings to appeal to a broader base of employees.

By attracting and developing diverse employees representing different backgrounds, skills, experiences and perspectives, the company can better connect with and serve its store guests and customers.

“Diversity is a widely discussed topic – and it remains a crucial factor as people look for an employer or a business partner. Newsweek and market-data research firm Plant-A Insights are proud to introduce ‘America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity 2024,’ highlighting companies that are committed to offering a diverse and inclusive work environment,” said Nancy CooperNewsweek’s global editor-in-chief.

The scoring process for this award involved a thorough examination of publicly available data, interviews with human resource professionals and an anonymous online survey in which employees shared insights into the company’s culture and work environment.

About SpartanNash

SpartanNash is a food solutions company operating two business segments – food wholesale and grocery retail. Its global supply chain network serves wholesale customers that include independent and chain grocers, national retail brands, e-commerce platforms and U.S. military commissaries and exchanges.

The company distributes products for every aisle in the grocery store, from household goods to its OwnBrands, which include the Our Family portfolio of products. On the retail side, SpartanNash operates 144 brick-and-mortar grocery stores, primarily under the banners of Family Fare, Martin’s Super Markets and D&W Fresh Market, in addition to dozens of pharmacies and fuel centers.

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