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Displaying items tagged: SpartanNash Co

Sunday, 08 November 2020 18:10

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. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Friday, 09 October 2020 15:13

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.

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 14 September 2020 16:47

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.

Published in Food/Agribusiness

Friday, 29 May 2020 10:45

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.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 24 May 2020 18:25

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. 

Published in Talent
Sunday, 10 May 2020 17:44

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.

Published in Small Business

Sunday, 10 November 2019 18:29

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. 

Sunday, 27 October 2019 10:54

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.

Published in Small Business
Sunday, 13 October 2019 21:00

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.

Published in Food/Agribusiness

Friday, 27 September 2019 12:36

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. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 15 September 2019 19:15

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.

Published in Manufacturing
Saturday, 14 September 2019 07:00

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. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness

Sunday, 18 August 2019 17:00

MiBiz growth report: August 19, 2019

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Aug. 19, 2019:

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 12 August 2019 10:47

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.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Wednesday, 10 April 2019 14:06

Ada Fresh Market to open April 14

ADA - Ada Fresh Market by Forest Hills Foods will open on April 14, SpartanNash Co. announced Wednesday.

Published in Economic Development

Wednesday, 13 February 2019 11:59

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.

Sunday, 25 November 2018 19:03

MiBiz Growth Report: Nov. 26, 2018

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Nov. 26, 2018.

Published in Articles
Tuesday, 20 November 2018 10:11

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.

Published in Food/Agribusiness

Saturday, 04 August 2018 15:00

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.

Published in Breaking News
Tuesday, 24 July 2018 11:53

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.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 01 April 2018 23:02

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.”

Published in Small Business

Friday, 23 February 2018 13:07

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.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 18 February 2018 19:03

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.

Sunday, 10 December 2017 13:13

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.

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 15 October 2017 20:00

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.

Published in M&A Award Profiles
Sunday, 20 August 2017 10:18

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.

Published in Breaking News
Thursday, 17 August 2017 14:28

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.

Published in Breaking News

Saturday, 29 April 2017 06:00

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.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Thursday, 09 March 2017 13:49

Meijer expands home grocery delivery service

The battle between the region’s largest grocers over new e-commerce initiatives continues to escalate.

Published in Breaking News
Friday, 03 March 2017 10:11

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.

Published in Breaking News

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