Contact: Meredith Gremel, SpartanNash, Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Communications, 616-878-2830 [email protected]
Grab your favorite boots, jeans and head on over to the newest Family Fare in Dickinson!
January 17 ‘sneak peak’ party to benefit the AMEN Food Pantry
January 8, 2015 – What’s not to love about free food, tasty beverages, live music, and getting a sneak peak tour, tips and testers from Dickinson’s newest business – all while raising BIG $$$ for the AMEN Food Pantry? Interested? Then mark Saturday, January 17, 2015 on your calendar and pick up a ticket for the 6-9 pm event, to be held at the soon to open Family Fare Supermarket located at 1283 Roughrider Road in the Westridge Plaza.
Guests will be invited to stroll through the store while they sip ‘n sample food and beverages, tour departments and pick up tips on products, recipes and money saving ideas; enjoy sushi, bakery and guacamole making demonstrations; and enjoy live music from STEPBrothers – a local acoustic show featuring Brady & Emil of the Outlaw Sippin Band. At 6:30 pm, a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held with City and Chamber officials, members from the Dickinson community, and Family Fare associates and SpartanNash executives. A check and pallet of food will also be presented to the AMEN Food Pantry.
Tickets can be purchased for $10 each at the customer service and checkout in the two Family Fare Dickinson locations:
- Family Fare North at 302 1st Street East
- Family Fare South at 446 18th Street West
- … and at the Dickinson Chamber of Commerce office at 314 3rd Avenue West
100% of ticket sales benefit AMEN Food Pantry – a check presentation will take place at the sneak peak party.
“What an amazing year this has been with our friends at Family Fare Supermarkets,” said Ron Keller, President of the AMEN Food Pantry. “We so much enjoy working with the associates at the North and South Family Fare locations and are so excited to see what the New Year brings with the new store in the Westridge Plaza. Their generosity and kindness to the AMEN Food Pantry continues to grow and we are so appreciative to all of them.”
The new Dickinson Family Fare will officially open for shopping on Sunday, January 18th at 6 am. “The Westridge store will offer shoppers the value and convenience Family Fare oriented experience, with an incredible variety of fresh foods and a friendly and open atmosphere,” said Chuck Donohoo, Store Director, Family Fare Westridge. “Friends and family can meet for a casual lunch or dinner. There’s a convenient take out or dine-in with deli register and a comfortable café seating next to the deli at the front of the store.”
Additional store features include a full salad and boneless chicken wing bar, sushi kiosk, grab ‘n Go meals, bakery with cake decorating, floral, meat and seafood, café with Wi-Fi, pharmacy, and Starbucks Coffee. There will be an attached liquor store with access from within the store. A Family Fare Quick Stop (fuel center) 1,000 square foot convenience store is adjacent to the store.
“In 2014, SpartanNash invested over $20 million dollars in the Dickinson and greater Fargo markets, remodeling and rebannering six Family Fare Supermarkets and building the new Dickinson store,” notes Dennis Eidson, President and CEO of SpartanNash. Based on the customers’ feedback, Eidson notes: “Shoppers love Family Fare’s ‘Things are good here’ commitment to creating a shopping experience that embraces local and state grown/produced products, builds on associates’ commitment to these communities, and delivers freshness and value. It is a privilege to serve this community, and we are excited to open our newest and seventh Family Fare Supermarket location and first Family Fare Quick Stop in the Dickinson West Ridge Plaza. This store will add 100 new jobs to the Dickinson community.” It is incredible to see everyone’s hard work come to fruition, and hosting this community event to benefit the AMEN Food Pantry is just one example of our commitment to supporting the communities we serve.”
SpartanNash (Nasdaq: SPTN) is the largest food distributor serving military commissaries and exchanges in the United States, in terms of revenue. The Company’s core businesses include distributing food to military commissaries and exchanges and independent and corporate-owned retail stores located in 44 states and the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Azores, Bahrain and Egypt. SpartanNash currently operates 165 supermarkets, primarily under the banners of Family Fare Supermarkets, D&W Fresh Markets, Family Fresh, No Frills, Bag ‘n Save, Sun Mart and Econofoods.