We are on a bullet train headed straight for the fall season, and consumers are ready to break out of their summer eating habits and prepare themselves for colder weather. SpartanNash aims to deliver all that this beloved season has to offer and recently held its largest-ever 2022 Fall Expo at the DeVos Place Convention Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Themed “Delivering Seasonal Values,” over 1,500 food and grocery suppliers and independent retail customers were in attendance.
“The SpartanNash Expo was extremely energizing this year, with a heightened focus on delivering the ingredients for a better life, made possible through our unique industry insights and solutions, as well as through the continued benefits from our Supply Chain Transformation initiative,” said SpartanNash Senior Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer Bennett Morgan. “In the midst of the highest inflationary environment we have seen in the past 50 years, the partnerships and collaboration with our CPG-brand partners, national accounts, and 2,100-plus independent grocers have been instrumental in combating higher costs to provide the millions of households we serve with [the] best value on food and everyday household essential items. We are proud to be the distribution partner of choice for our customers, and we are committed to finding even more food solutions to drive superior results.”
This year, the 2022 Fall Expo created a platform for attendees and SpartanNash leaders to share upcoming trends, discuss critical industry topics including inflation, and work collaboratively to find innovative solutions to mitigate rising food prices and help pass cost savings on to shoppers at retailers across its network.
Prior to the Expo starting, noted the release, independent retail customers were able to attend a model store event at local SpartanNash-owned Family Fare and D&W Fresh Market stores, allowing them to see and experience cutting-edge merchandising and marketing efforts to take back to their own stores.
SpartanNash is uniquely positioned to support independent retail customers that rely on its robust coast-to-coast supply chain. An added benefit of being a SpartanNash customer includes deals customers can leverage to attract business and entice shoppers to shop more, buy more, and save more in their stores. SpartanNash continues to evolve its customer offerings by creating solutions, leveraging insights from its own retail operations, and sharing best practices to further equip its customers with the tools and capabilities they desire to grow their businesses.
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