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SpartanNash adapts to shifting consumer behavior
The COVID-19 pandemic has led many households to bear down in their homes over the last eight months, leading to an uptick in grocery store sales. In fact, many grocery stores struggled to keep shelves stocked with the panicked buying that took place in the pandemic’s early stages. Grand Rapids-based SpartanNash Co. — the fifth largest food distributor in the U.S. — was on the front lines of those efforts with its 155 corporate-owned retail stores and distribution business that delivers to 2,100 independent locations across the country. It’s also a leading distributor of grocery products to U.S. military commissaries.
SpartanNash shares soar after offering stake to e-commerce giant Amazon
BYRON CENTER — Shares in SpartanNash Co. soared today following a filing to federal securities regulators about a “commercial agreement” with e-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc.
SpartanNash announces new CEO after recent leadership changes
GRAND RAPIDS — After the ouster of its CEO last summer, SpartanNash Co. has found a new leader.
Shift to eating at home during pandemic drives sales significantly higher for SpartanNash
BYRON CENTER — People eating at home during the pandemic has been a boon for sales at grocery retailer and distributor SpartanNash Co.
Internships go virtual in era of social distancing
In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, many companies delayed the start of new internships by weeks, while a few outright canceled their programs.
Soldadera Coffee co-owner expands business from side hustle to full-time gig
GRAND RAPIDS — For the family-owned startup Soldadera Coffee LLC, the COVID-19 crisis has brought an unexpected opportunity.
Ada gains steam with new businesses
ADA — After observing the revitalization of the Ada Village Business District, outdoor retailer Bill & Paul’s Sporthaus is expanding in the suburban community with a new 3,669-square-foot store.
Muskegon firm taps into growing $3.5 billion sparkling water market
MUSKEGON — The origin of HyVIDA Brands Inc. goes back six or seven years when Rick Smith took a taste of sparkling water.
Startups move indoors in race to find future farming solutions
Traditional, outdoor agriculture is profoundly dependent on climate, but high-tech indoor farms that grow premium, hyper-local produce for consumers year round may be commercially viable in the future.
Greenbush Brewing to open Indiana brewpub at SpartanNash-owned store
SAWYER — A Southwest Michigan brewery is expanding with a new location in Indiana in partnership with a SpartanNash Co.-owned grocery store.
Founders Brewing chair to lead ‘disruptive’ startup hydroponics farm
GRAND RAPIDS — A deepening partnership with a Spain-based minority shareholder provided Founders Brewing Co. Executive Chairman John Green the perfect timing to jump back into an early-stage growth company.
New partners seek to end farmworker exploitation
Working under the hot summer sun, Ricardo Martinez and Yolanda Garrido concentrated on meeting their quota. They lost track of the hours, but bucket-by-bucket, seven days a week, they picked blueberries at a farm in Southwest Michigan.
MiBiz growth report: August 19, 2019
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SpartanNash President/CEO Dave Staples resigns, former CEO Dennis Eidson returns
SpartanNash Co.’s present chairman and former CEO, Dennis Eidson, returned to running the company today following the abrupt resignation of President and CEO David Staples amid an expected quarterly loss.
Ada Fresh Market to open April 14
ADA - Ada Fresh Market by Forest Hills Foods will open on April 14, SpartanNash Co. announced Wednesday.
SpartanNash to launch new store in Ada at former Kingma’s Market
Grocery chain operator and food distributor SpartanNash Co. plans to open a small-format Forest Hills Foods store in the Grand Rapids suburb of Ada.
MiBiz Growth Report: Nov. 26, 2018
Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Nov. 26, 2018.
SpartanNash to acquire South Bend-based Martin’s Super Markets
GRAND RAPIDS — SpartanNash Co. plans to acquire Martin’s Super Markets Inc., a family-owned grocery chain based in South Bend, Ind.
West Michigan grocery retailers shift to tech-driven marketing initiatives
Spurred on by changing consumer shopping habits, West Michigan grocery retailers want to make the task of shopping less of a “chore” by leveraging new technology-driven initiatives.
SpartanNash scales back job creation target needed to secure performance-based state grant
SpartanNash Co. will not meet the original employment projections included in a 2013 state incentive package.
Buyers outnumber sellers as more PE firms, individual investors enter the market
When Alan Hartline purchased Kingma’s Market four years ago, he pivoted away from a corporate world in which he was at the “mercy of quarterly earnings and Wall Street.”
SpartanNash to reinvest federal tax savings in workers, growing Family Fare brand
Over the next year, SpartanNash Co. plans to reinvest its federal tax savings in its employees and in energizing its Family Fare grocery stores.
Density at what cost? Zoning proposals spark tensions between Grand Rapids policymakers, neighborhoods
GRAND RAPIDS — Proposals to upzone several Grand Rapids neighborhoods in an attempt to address housing issues have exposed deep divisions among local stakeholders.
West Michigan roasters diversify into ready-to-drink coffees
As the ready-to-drink coffee market gains popularity among consumers, West Michigan roasters are diversifying their business models to reflect a shift in how consumers approach the product.
SpartanNash enters high-growth prepared foods market in deal for Indianapolis firm
For its first acquisition following the transformational deal that created SpartanNash Co., the grocery retailer and distributor opted to buy a company that positioned it in a related high-growth market.
Meijer to restructure I.T. department amid changing retail landscape
WALKER — Amid intense competition in the retail grocery sector, Meijer Inc. will trim and restructure its information technology services (ITS) staff in the coming months, MiBiz has learned.
SpartanNash names new CFO following former executive’s quick departure
West Michigan food retailer SpartanNash has appointed Mark Shamber to the position of CFO and executive vice president following the sudden departure of its previous CFO in June.
Executive roundtable: Craft beverage makers struggle through internal divisions, market forces, threats
With more than 5,300 craft brewers already on the market, and many more scheduled to open in the near future, the craft brewing industry has started to mature.
Meijer expands home grocery delivery service
The battle between the region’s largest grocers over new e-commerce initiatives continues to escalate.
Staples to succeed Eidson as CEO of SpartanNash
Dennis Eidson will retire as CEO on May 23 after more than 14 years with Byron Center-based SpartanNash Co.