SpartanNash has unveiled its most recent play to build out its ever-expanding network, and this time it comes in the form of an acquisition. Acquiring Shop-N-Save Food Centers (SNS), a three-store grocery chain in Northwestern Michigan, the food solutions company is converting the stores to its Family Fare brand.
“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 [Michigan] through our Family Fare banner,” said SpartanNash President and Chief Executive Officer Tony Sarsam. “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.”
Through these locations, shoppers will have access to a deli, bakery, and meat and seafood counter, as well as SpartanNash’s loyalty program, yes Rewards. The grocer will also be continuing employment for all Shop-N-Save associates. The Family Fare banner was established in 1962, and with the acquisition of these three stores in Benzonia, Fremont, and Ludington, Michigan, SpartanNash will now operate 86 Family Fare stores throughout the Midwest, according to a press release.
Prior to being acquired by SpartanNash, SNS had been a food distributor of the retailer for almost 25 years.
“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 William “Bill” DeVries, President of Shop-N-Save Food Centers.
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