SpartanNash commemorates Veterans Day with 11 percent discount for veterans, Active Duty servicemembers


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, Nov. 1, 2019

CONTACT:
Meredith Gremel, Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Communications, 616-878-2830

SpartanNash commemorates Veterans Day with 11 percent discount for veterans, Active Duty servicemembers

On Nov. 10 and 11, SpartanNash retail stores in eight states will say ‘thank you’ with discount, in-store commemorations

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – SpartanNash will honor current servicemembers and veterans of the Armed Forces this Veterans Day by offering an 11 percent discount on all eligible products in its more than 135 corporate-owned retail stores in eight states. The 11 percent discount will be offered Sunday, Nov. 10 and Monday, Nov. 11.

All active duty, Reserve, National Guard and veterans who present proper identification at any SpartanNash company-owned store on Nov. 10 or 11 will receive an 11 percent discount*.

Participating SpartanNash stores include Ada Fresh Market, D&W Fresh Market, Dan’s Supermarket, Dillonvale IGA, Econofoods, Family Fare, Family Fresh Market, Forest Hills Foods, No Frills, Pick’n Save, SunMart, Supermercado Nuestra Familia, ValuLand and VG’s.

“SpartanNash is committed to serving our military heroes and their families, both at home and abroad, and this Veterans Day – and throughout the year – this is just one small way we can say ‘thank you for your service,’” said Meredith Gremel, vice president of corporate affairs and communications. “As a leading distributor of grocery products to U.S. military commissaries around the world, we are honored to show our appreciation to these men and women.”

In addition to the 11 percent discount, stores will hold a moment of silence at 11 a.m. and host other in-store commemorations to honor and thank veterans.

As a veteran-friendly and Military Friendly® Employer, SpartanNash proudly employs more than 750 self-identified veterans, in addition to Reservists, National Guardsmen and Blue and Gold Star family members throughout the company. SpartanNash also offers an employee resource group, SNVETS, which focuses on supporting, networking, volunteering, educating, training and serving military associates, their families and veterans in the community. In 2018, SNVETS coordinated welcome home celebrations for associates, a flag signing and care packages for deployed troops, SpartanNash Challenge coin presentations to veteran associates companywide and a holiday gift drive for veterans.

“At SpartanNash, we want our veteran associates and store guests, as well as those still serving, to know how grateful we are for their time in uniform,” said Kathy Mahoney, president of MDV, SpartanNash’s military division, and SpartanNash chief legal officer. “One of our company’s core values is patriotism, and we are proud to be a company that understands the skills and experience servicemembers, veterans and their families bring to our SpartanNash workforce.”

On Veterans Day 2015, SpartanNash began collecting old, worn, frayed and/or faded American flags at each of its retail grocery stores and companywide. Each SpartanNash location then partners with a local veterans service organization to ensure the proper retirement of the flags. Nearly 3,000 flags have been retired through the SpartanNash program.

*Please note: The discount does not apply to pharmacy, alcohol, tobacco, lottery, stamps, sales tax, gift cards, bottle deposits, already reduced promotional items and other service counter items.

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About SpartanNash
SpartanNash commemorates Veterans Day with 11 percent discount for veterans, Active Duty servicemembersSpartanNash (Nasdaq: SPTN) is a Fortune 400 company whose core businesses include distributing grocery products to a diverse group of independent and chain retailers, its corporate-owned retail stores and U.S. military commissaries and exchanges; as well as premier fresh produce distribution and fresh food processing. SpartanNash serves customer locations in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Bahrain, Djibouti and Egypt. SpartanNash currently operates 158 supermarkets, primarily under the banners of Family Fare, Martin’s Super Markets, D&W Fresh Market, VG’s Grocery, Dan’s Supermarket and Family Fresh Market. Through its MDV military division, SpartanNash is a leading distributor of grocery products to U.S. military commissaries.