Our Experienced Team


Our core operational group has more than 100 years of collective experience in pharmacy. With today’s constantly changing dynamic in the pharmacy market, we gladly share valuable industry information with our pharmacies to keep them current and up to date.

Eddie Garcia

SpartanNash Director of Pharmacy

Eddie has worked as the Director of Pharmacy for SpartanNash since 2006. He grew up in southern Texas and worked in his family-owned grocery stores from the age of 6 all through college.

  • Graduated from the University of Houston College of Pharmacy in 1981
  • Practiced retail pharmacy (in Drugstores and Supermarkets) for 15 years in Texas and Colorado
  • Served in Supervision and other Administrative pharmacy roles for the next 18 years in Denver, Tennessee and Michigan

Mike Smith

SpartanNash Pharmacy Sales Manager

Mike has been with the company since 2000 when it acquired the Seaway Foodtown chain of grocery stores and discount pharmacies. He’s held many positions with SpartanNash and has been in his current role since March 2008. Mike’s responsibilities include:

  • Making sure the needs of independent pharmacy members in the group are met and to answer their questions
  • Growing the group membership
  • Establishing relationships with independent pharmacies and promoting the benefits of being a member of a larger group.
  • Looking for potential pharmacy purchase opportunities that would be added to our corporate pharmacy count

Jennifer Sailer

SpartanNash Pharmacy Sales Representative

As the Pharmacy Sales Representative Jennifer is responsible for:

  • Making sure the needs of independent pharmacy members in the group are met and to answer their questions
  • Growing the group membership
  • Establishing relationships with independent pharmacies and promoting the benefits of being a member of a larger group.
  • Looking for potential pharmacy purchase opportunities that would be added to our corporate pharmacy count