FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 11, 2020
Meredith Gremel, Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Communications, 616-878-2830
SpartanNash to expand free COVID-19 testing at six additional retail locations starting Sept. 14
Family Fare and Martin’s Super Markets stores in Granger, Ind., Cannon Falls, Minn., Kalkaska, Mich., Hastings, Mich., Battle Creek Mich., and Paw Paw, Mich. participating in addition to previous store locations announced
All SpartanNash pharmacies in Michigan also offer walk-up vaccinations, reserved hours and free home delivery to ensure well-being and safety of customers and communities
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – As part of its continued efforts to ensure the well-being and safety of its family of associates, customers and communities during the coronavirus pandemic, SpartanNash today announced the expansion of its free COVID-19 testing. Six additional Family Fare and Martin’s Super Markets pharmacies across their retail footprint will offer free COVID-19 testing, beginning on Monday, Sept. 14.
SpartanNash has partnered with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide the free testing, which will take place by appointment only.
“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our company has maintained two top priorities: the well-being and safety of our family of associates, customers and communities; and supporting health officials and government leaders to contain the virus,” SpartanNash EVP and General Manager, Corporate Retail Tom Swanson said. “COVID-19 testing is critical in fighting this global pandemic and we’re proud to have the opportunity to help the communities we serve by launching our free COVID-19 testing in August and look forward to supporting our store guests at six additional locations starting September 14. ”
COVID-19 tests are self-administered by customers using the drive-thru at participating Family Fare and Martin’s Super Markets pharmacies, following CDC guidelines for testing criteria. SpartanNash pharmacists guide customers through the self-administered nasal swab, and results are shared within three to five days. Availability of the free COVID-19 testing reinforces the importance of testing not only symptomatic patients but also asymptotic, as well as testing patients of any age.
Participating pharmacies include (new locations are in bold):
- D&W Fresh Market – 2022 Apple Orchard Ave., Grand Rapids, Mich. 49525
- Family Fare – 6370 Lake Michigan Drive in Allendale
- Family Fare – 2245 84th St. SW in Byron Center
- Family Fare – 2900 Burlingame Ave. SW in Wyoming
- Family Fare – 993 Butternut Dr. in Holland
- Martin’s Super Market – 12850 IN-23, Granger, IN 46530
- Family Fare – 847 S Kalamazoo St. Ave., Paw Paw, MI 49079
- Family Fare – 1525 Michigan Ave. W, Battle Creek, MI 49037
- Family Fare – 902 W State St., Hastings, MI 49058
- Family Fare – 784 S Cedar St., Kalkaska, MI 49646
- Family Fare – 425 Main St. W, Cannon Falls, MN 55009
Testing is available for both symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals in accordance with state and local plans for public health monitoring. Both customers and SpartanNash frontline associates are able to schedule COVID-19 testing appointments on either shopfamilyfare.com/covid-19-testing or shopdwfreshmarket.com/covid-19-testing, depending on their nearest pharmacy location. Participants are asked to first complete a short survey, then schedule their appointment date and time.
Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, SpartanNash pharmacies have adjusted operations to ensure the safety of store guests, offering walk-up vaccinations with additional safety measures and free, same-day prescription delivery at all company-owned pharmacies, as well as introducing reserved pharmacy hours for older adults, pregnant women and immunocompromised store guests in Michigan.
For all of SpartanNash’s ongoing efforts, visit: spartannash.com/spartannash-coronavirus-updates.
SpartanNash (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 operating a premier fresh produce distribution network. SpartanNash serves customer locations in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Honduras, Bahrain, Djibouti and Egypt. SpartanNash currently operates 155 supermarkets, primarily under the banners of Family Fare, Martin’s Super Markets, D&W Fresh Market, VG’s Grocery and Dan’s Supermarket. Through its MDV military division, SpartanNash is a leading distributor of grocery products to U.S. military commissaries.