SpartanNash Promotes Thomas Swanson to Executive Vice President and General Manager, Corporate Retail

Mar 10th, 2020

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - SpartanNash (Nasdaq: SPTN) today announced the promotion of Thomas E. Swanson to Executive Vice President and General Manager, Corporate Retail.

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Executive Vice President and General Manager, Corporate Retail, SpartanNash (Photo: Business Wire)

Executive Vice President and General Manager, Corporate Retail, SpartanNash (Photo: Business Wire)

Mr. Swanson was named Senior Vice President and General Manager, Corporate Retail in October 2018, responsible for leading the corporate retail business unit for all corporate retail banners and Quick Stop fuel and convenience centers. Mr. Swanson's energy and passion for retail have been instrumental in SpartanNash's success. His impact has resulted in positive retail comparable sales for the last two quarters. Mr. Swanson also has overseen the transition and integration of more than 20 Martin's Super Markets into the SpartanNash family of stores.

Mr. Swanson has over 30 years of executive and managerial experience in grocery retailing, including over six years (2012-2018) as Vice President of SpartanNash's corporate Retail-West operations.

"On behalf of the executive leadership team and our corporate board of directors, we are excited for Tom's visionary leadership as he continues to develop and execute strategic plans that continually grow and improve SpartanNash's corporate retail business. In his new position, he has full P&L responsibility and oversight of SpartanNash's customer first initiatives for our corporate retail stores," said interim president and chief executive officer, Dennis Eidson. Mr. Swanson reports directly to Mr. Eidson.

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, 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.

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