SpartanNash is a food distributor and grocery chain.
The company was founded in 1917 as the Grand Rapids Wholesale Grocery Company. At first the company was a cooperative.
In 1957 Grand Rapids changed its name to Spartan Stores, Inc.
In the 1970’s Spartan changed from a cooperative to a for-profit company.
In 2013 Spartan merged with Nash Finch to form SpartanNash in a $1.3 billion deal.
Today the company operates 100 supermarkets under the brands Glen’s Markets, Family Fare Supermarkets, D&W Fresh Market, and VG’s Grocery. SpartanNash also distributes 40,000 products to 400 supermarkets in Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio from its distribution center in Michigan.
SpartanNash is publicly traded on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol SPTN, is #811 in the Fortune 1000, has 8,800 employees, and had $6.18 billion in revenue in 2013.