Ada Fresh Market by Forest Hills Foods to open on April 14

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

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

Market to offer on-trend, high-demand grocery favorites and convenience of full-service delivery

Store will officially open to first customers at 6 a.m.

ADA, Mich. – Providing the Ada community with on-trend, high-demand grocery favorites – in addition to a café, Starbucks, grab-and-go meal solutions and much more – SpartanNash today announced the Ada Fresh Market by Forest Hills Foods will officially open on Sunday, April 14 at 6 a.m.

Located at 444 Ada Drive SE, the Ada Fresh Market by Forest Hills Foods will feature easy-to-navigate aisles and market stands, filled with household staples; a variety of fresh, local and organic produce; hand-crafted meats and cheeses; fresh fish; a wide selection of craft beers, wine and spirits; floral selection; and a full salad and soup bar.

The store will be open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

photo of the exterior of the Ada Fresh Market entrance

“Ada Fresh Market provides our store guests and Ada neighbors with the products they need at a location that fits into their busy lives,” President and CEO Dave Staples said. “Our goal was to create a market where our store guests have the ability to browse, discover and indulge in every aisle, whether they’re stopping in for a quick bite during their lunch hour, picking up essentials or getting a Fast Lane delivery with the larger Forest Hills Foods store offering.”

Al Samora – a 12-year grocery industry veteran – will serve as the store director at Ada Fresh Market, leading a team of 60 associates dedicated to providing exceptional customer service and building relationships in the Ada community. Prior to his role at Ada Fresh Market, Al served as assistant store director at the Metro (Wyoming) and Kentwood Family Fare stores.

“At Ada Fresh Market, our goal is to go above and beyond every time,” Samora said. “This is a store the Ada community can take pride in, both because of the products we offer and the smiles on our associates’ faces. We can’t wait to meet our neighbors and show them what we have in store with the Ada Fresh Market.”

Ada Fresh Market will also include café seating, free Wi-Fi, charging stations and daily meal solutions for busy customers and nearby businesses.

“We are bringing the best of the best from Forest Hills Foods to the Ada Fresh ­Market to maximize our offering in the smaller store format,” said Tom Swanson, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Corporate Retail. “We look forward to bringing this level of quality and convenience to Ada Fresh Market store guests, all while offering the option of our complete Forest Hills Foods selection through our Fast Lane delivery or in-store pickup.”

Fast Lane is the company’s proprietary, intuitive online grocery shopping solution. Fast Lane orders are shopped by Forest Hills Foods personal shoppers, who focus on selecting fresh, quality items from each aisle of the store and who can communicate directly with customers via text to determine preferences such as ripeness of fruit or thickness of steak.

Using Fast Lane, Ada Fresh Market customers can choose in-store pickup or at-home delivery for a nominal fee.

Store guests with Fresh Rewards loyalty accounts will automatically have their preferences loaded into their Fast Lane account, making it even easier to clip digital coupons, select commonly purchased items or sort by department, sale items or dietary restrictions when placing an order.

Ada Fresh Market was first announced in February. Since then, SpartanNash has extensively renovated the 13,000-square-foot space to create an exceptional customer shopping experience.

For additional details on the Ada Fresh Market grand opening and in-store offerings, follow the Ada Fresh Market on Facebook @shopadamarket.


About SpartanNash

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 158 supermarkets, primarily under the banners of Family Fare Supermarkets, 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.