Food solutions company SpartanNash revealed an innovative partnership to bolster its standing in the retail space. Tapping local commerce platform DoorDash, the company is expanding its grocery services and solutions across both digital and physical platforms through various different initiatives.
“Customer-centric innovation is a key priority to drive growth at SpartanNash, and joining forces with DoorDash will enable us to expand our customer base and capture more of the grocery retail market by rapidly scaling our digital offering with a leading partner,” said SpartanNash President and Chief Executive Officer Tony Sarsam. “We know our customers’ grocery needs well and have the supply chain and retail footprint to provide strategic service based on their preferences. This partnership with DoorDash complements our collective strengths and will drive growth across the food ecosystem—from food distribution to e-commerce—to deliver the ingredients for a better life.”
DoorDash is partnering with SpartanNash to offer on-demand grocery delivery from more than 100 SpartanNash-owned stores including Family Fare, Martin’s Super Markets, and more.
According to the release, the partnership will also include the opportunity for SpartanNash’s network of 2,100 independent retail customers to leverage both the DoorDash marketplace app and website as well as DoorDash Drive, the white-label fulfillment platform that powers direct delivery for businesses, to address their local commerce needs and offer on-demand grocery delivery to consumers in their communities.
“SpartanNash’s rapid innovation and digital platform expansion are part of our overarching omnichannel growth strategy,” said SpartanNash Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer Masiar Tayebi. “Our partnership with DoorDash cuts across the full food value chain and signifies another important milestone in our journey to better serve our customers as their needs evolve. We look forward to leveraging DoorDash’s expansive reach to offer a premium consumer experience at scale.”
As part of this omnichannel partnership, SpartanNash will also serve as a distributor of pantry and household items to DoorDash DashMart locations beginning in New York, New York, with plans to scale to additional locations in the future.
“We are excited to partner with SpartanNash to bring innovative e-commerce solutions to their beloved grocery banners across the Midwest, independent grocers, and retailers so that they can build their omnichannel presence and provide consumers with access to convenient, on-demand grocery delivery,” said DoorDash Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder Tony Xu. “We are proud to work together to empower independent grocers with the tools and resources needed to grow their businesses and expand their digital footprints.”
How will this new partnership continue to evolve the retail space? Keep checking back as we keep an eye on the wire.