The Company’s strategic direction and its execution begins with Associates, which is why our People First culture is vitally important – and why investing in people is the first investment we make. At SpartanNash, we cultivate an environment in which Associates can do their best work, building the foundation for a thriving business that will strengthen the communities we serve and create long-term shareholder value.
As we look to combine a People First mindset (where Associates feel appreciated and valued) with a performance culture (where we find the best ways of doing things and apply them consistently), we also strive to set Associates up for success in every step of their career. To do so, we create meaningful experiences and growth opportunities, inspiring careers for a better life.
In order to attract, develop and retain top talent, we continuously examine all aspects of our Associate experience to ensure that Associates feel heard, understood, included and recognized so they feel they belong. The Company’s primary initiatives as it pertains to human capital management include:
- Ensuring a safe and productive work environment
- Improving and celebrating diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in our workforce
- Maintaining a competitive and compelling Total Rewards offering
- Fostering a culture of two-way communication and recognition
- Investing in Associate development
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging
SpartanNash believes that Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) drive value for our Associates, shareholders and customers. As a part of our People First culture, we lead with inclusion and strive to create a workplace where Associates can do their best work and feel like they belong.
We aim to develop our People First culture in order to attract and retain people with different backgrounds, skills, experiences and perspectives. Having Associates who reflect the diverse communities we serve means we can better connect with our customers and provide a better customer experience.
We are a Company with a long history of investing in inclusive workforce development initiatives, collaborating with community training and education partners, and advancing the development and promotion of Associates diverse by gender, race/ethnicity, disability and veteran status.
We have designed our DEIB commitment to capture interest organically, create scalable and repeatable programs across all business segments and geographies, and engage Associates at all levels of the Company.
Associate Resource Groups
Associate Resource Groups (ARGs) are Associate-led groups centered around common interests, backgrounds or experiences. They are an important component of a diverse and inclusive workplace and help Associates feel a sense of belonging and connection within the organization and help us attract future and retain current Associates. ARGs are a way for people to come together around shared experiences and create a supportive network within the workplace. Each ARG has a sponsor from our Executive Leadership Team who assists with communication, connection and alignment. We have four ARGs offering a place for Associates to feel supported by each other and by allies within the company. SpartanNash ARGs include: TIDE (BIPOC Network), SN VETS (Veterans’ Network), WIN (Women’s Impact Network), and RISE (Young Professionals Network).
Flexibility and Wellbeing
SpartanNash earned the No. 12 spot on the Indeed.com’s list of 25 most flexible companies. Indeed, the world’s No. 1 job site, compiled data from more than 10 million surveys in Indeed’s Work Happiness Score and ranked the top employers in the nation. SpartanNash is featured alongside Apple, Google, Nike, Southwest Airlines, Microsoft and more.