FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018
Meredith Gremel, Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Communications, 616-878-2830
SpartanNash commemorates Veterans Day with 11 percent discount for veterans, members of Armed Forces
On Nov. 11 and 12, SpartanNash retail stores in eight states will say ‘thank you’ with discount, in-store commemorations
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – SpartanNash will honor current members 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. 11 and Monday, Nov. 12.
All active duty, Reserve, National Guard and veterans who present proper identification at any SpartanNash corporate-owned store on Nov. 11 or 12 will receive an 11 percent discount*.
Participating banners include D&W Fresh Market, Dan’s Supermarket, Dillonvale IGA, Econofoods, Family Fare Supermarkets, Family Fresh Market, Forest Hills Foods, No Frills, Pick’n Save, SunMart, Supermercado Nuestra Familia, ValuLand and VG’s.
“As a leading distributor of grocery products to U.S. military commissaries around the world, SpartanNash is committed to serving our military heroes and their families, both at home and abroad,” said Meredith Gremel, vice president of corporate affairs and communications. “Our commitment to those who served or continue to serve is evident throughout the year, but especially on Veterans Day. We are honored to show our appreciation to these men and women.”
SpartanNash stores with flag poles will hold flag-raising ceremonies at 11 a.m. on Nov. 12, which are open to the public and led by local veterans groups or Boy Scout troops.
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 throughout the afternoon.
SpartanNash proudly employs more than 700 self-identified veterans and is committed to hiring, training and retaining current and former members of the Armed Forces and their family members. Because of this, SpartanNash was named a silver-level Veteran-Friendly Employer by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency and a Military Friendly® Employer by VIQTORY.
“On Veterans Day, and throughout the year, we hope our veteran associates and store guests, as well as those still serving, 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, 19 distribution centers, food processing facilities and four service centers. Each company location then partners with a local veterans service organization to ensure the proper retirement of the flags. More than 2,500 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.
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 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 139 supermarkets, primarily under the banners of Family Fare Supermarkets, 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.