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For decades, Spartan Stores and Nash Finch Company have separately served the needs of independent grocery stores, top-flight supermarkets, value-seeking consumers and military families. Then, on July 22, 2013, they announced they would merge into one company. 

The merger was completed on November 19, 2013, under the new name SpartanNash. This name represents a combination of the best of two companies that have brought together complementary capabilities and culture for the benefit of consumers and partners.

Now, everything you respect and valued about them is in one package. Economies of scale with a local touch. 

This is SpartanNash. 

Spartan Stores

Spartan Stores was first known as Grand Rapids Wholesale Grocery Company when it formed as a food wholesale cooperative in 1917. The resilience of the company was tested early on, but by the mid-1920s, it was a firmly-established business, posting a sales volume of $800,000 and above. The company actually grew in size and sales through the Depression and World War II, emerging with $10 million in sales in 1949.

By the late 1950s, the company had changed its name to Spartan Stores, Inc. and continued growing. Spartan had spread across the state of Michigan, expanded the business through acquisitions and added new lines of products to meet the demands of consumers. The company hit its first year at $100 million in sales in 1964 and hit $1 billion less than 20 years later in 1982. By 1991, sales were at $2 billion.

In 2000, Spartan stock became publicly traded on the NASDAQ National Market. Throughout the rest of the 2000s, Spartan continued expansion, particularly in the supermarket segment, adding 53 stores during this period.

Nash Finch Company

Nash Finch began as a small confectionary store in Devil’s Lake, North Dakota in 1885. The Nash brothers quickly expanded their business into wholesale fruit. By 1912, they were in the fruit growing business as well and continuing to expand. They moved the business to Minneapolis, MN, in 1919 and adopted the name The Nash Finch Company in 1921. 

After lean years during the Depression and World War II, the company hit the ground running in the 1950s, supporting the new supermarket segment while continuing to service the independent grocery market as a food distributor. Nash Finch got into the supermarket business itself in 1954 and began innovating in that market directly. By 1983, Nash Finch stock was being traded on the NASDAQ.

Nash Finch began expanding into the military sector through supplying commissaries and exchanges in 1992 and solidified that foothold with the purchase of Military Distributors of Virginia in 1995. Throughout the 90s and 2000s, Nash Finch sought to find innovative ways to serve its customers, both civilian and military.




Investor Relations

SpartanNash (Nasdaq: SPTN) is a Fortune 500 company and the largest food distributor serving military commissaries and exchanges in the United States, in terms of revenue. The Company’s core businesses include distributing food to military commissaries and exchanges and independent and corporate-owned retail stores located in 44 states and the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Axores, Bahrain and Egypt. SpartanNash operates 166 retail stores, including Bag ‘n Save, D&W Fresh Markets, Econofoods, Family Fare Supermarkets, Family Fresh Market, Family Thrift Center, Forest Hills Foods, Glen’s Markets, No Frills, Sun Mart, Supermercado Nuestra Familia, Valu Land, and VG’s Food and Pharmacy.   Read less

Listed Security

SPTN Common Stock

Transfer Agent

P.O. Box 43078
Providence, RI 02940
Tel: 1-800-622-6757 (US, Canada & Puerto Rico)
Tel: 1-781-575-4735 (non-US)

Corporate Counsel

Warner Norcross & Judd LLP
900 Fifth Third Bldg.
111 Lyon Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Tel: (616) 752-2000

Independent Accountants

Deloitte & Touche LLP
700 Bridgewater Place
333 Bridge Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Tel: (616) 336-7900


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SPTN News: SpartanNash to Webcast Second Quarter 2021 Earnings Conference Call 07/29/2021 08:00:00 AM
SPTN News: SpartanNash Foundation, Store Guests Team up to Raise $330,000 for Veteran Service Organizations 07/22/2021 09:30:00 AM
SPTN News: SpartanNash to Open New Micro-Fulfillment Center to Better Serve Online Grocery Shoppers 07/14/2021 09:30:00 AM
SPTN News: SpartanNash Foundation Launches Companywide Fundraiser to Support U.S. Military Heroes 06/30/2021 09:30:00 AM
SPTN News: SpartanNash Foundation, Store Guests Raise $243,750 for Special Olympics 06/29/2021 02:19:00 PM
#151   $SPTN $MEDS SpartanNash and Bonum Health join hands deri21 06/07/21 01:07:01 PM
#150   BREAKING NEWS: $SPTN Amazon Agrees to Buy up whytestocks 10/09/20 01:30:32 PM
#149   JUST IN: $SPTN Why SpartanNash Soared 30% Today whytestocks 10/09/20 12:00:29 PM
#148   SPTN picked up a few shares! swanlinbar 08/13/20 03:03:28 PM
#147   That was easy money. I like. $Money Bags$ 08/16/19 10:09:51 AM
#146   * * $SPTN Video Chart 08-15-2019 * * ClayTrader 08/15/19 06:26:36 PM
#145   I'm about ready to start buying again. $Money Bags$ 08/05/19 12:23:05 AM
#144   Seems a downgrade driving the stock today. pineyhill 08/02/19 11:18:10 AM
#143   Any investors in this still follow here? pineyhill 07/30/19 02:39:02 PM
#142   Another round. YESSSSSSS!!! Getting some 31's $Money Bags$ 05/25/17 12:55:20 PM
#141   Another round of SPTN from 32's, yes please. $Money Bags$ 05/01/17 09:49:44 AM
#140   Unreal man, I sold at 36.75 a few $Money Bags$ 12/14/16 03:22:21 PM
#139   I made a leap of faith in SPTN $Money Bags$ 08/22/16 10:55:27 AM
#138   SPTN bullish 29.47 stocktrademan 06/05/16 12:42:32 PM
#137   Spartannash Company (SPTN) mick 05/30/16 11:15:01 AM
#136   I know Nash has been busy was ofspring 05/30/16 06:55:34 AM
#135   http://www.barchart.com/cheatsheet.php?sym=sptn mick 05/29/16 03:41:12 PM
#134   I bought 500 shares at 26.24 this morning $Money Bags$ 05/26/16 02:18:01 PM
#133   Yeah, it'll get there. Still a great $Money Bags$ 05/26/16 02:16:51 PM
#132   I thought it would have been better. .. ofspring 05/26/16 12:11:39 PM
#131   I've been trying to pick my re-entry too. $Money Bags$ 05/12/16 06:45:05 PM
#130   Hey digiholic I am hearing the distributions have ofspring 05/12/16 07:22:18 AM
#129   Back in for more of all 3, let's $Money Bags$ 01/07/16 10:36:56 AM
#128   Yeah, I had bought 450 shares at 20.85 $Money Bags$ 01/06/16 06:19:04 PM
#127   I see SPTN picked up Gordys from svu... ofspring 01/06/16 12:47:06 PM
#126   I have a flip sell in for 23.25. $Money Bags$ 12/02/15 01:46:00 PM
#125   22.61 not bad.. you see that big volume ofspring 12/02/15 11:56:22 AM
#124   I don't know why the grocery has been ofspring 12/01/15 03:11:23 PM
#123   This needs to find some gains back to $Money Bags$ 12/01/15 02:20:28 PM
#122   Well, got my 22.05 this morning, now I'm $Money Bags$ 11/30/15 09:50:01 AM
#121   Yeah I kinda agree the market has been ofspring 11/13/15 11:12:54 AM
#120   I think they are just in a transition. $Money Bags$ 11/13/15 09:50:55 AM
#119   Next quarter should be better with the big ofspring 11/12/15 05:08:22 PM
#118   Yeah, caught me off guard too. I've $Money Bags$ 11/12/15 05:00:26 PM
#117   Yikes what happened here???? ofspring 11/12/15 12:38:04 PM
#116   I bought back in at 26.09, which now $Money Bags$ 10/02/15 10:07:06 AM
#115   SPTN http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150819006194/en/SpartanNash-Announc ofspring 08/19/15 04:43:57 PM
#114   That would be an interesting twist. They $Money Bags$ 07/03/15 11:09:42 AM
#113   Rumors are running around save a lot stores ofspring 06/30/15 10:07:56 AM
#112   I've already used like 100 lbs of lump $Money Bags$ 05/14/15 11:35:53 PM
#111   The produce sector is hot right now berries ofspring 05/14/15 03:21:07 PM
#110   Man, the stock is in beast mode! $Money Bags$ 05/14/15 03:10:24 PM
#109   SPTN first quarter 2015 financial results after the ofspring 05/13/15 07:19:09 PM
#108   SpartanNash Company Annual Shareholders Meeting to be Held ofspring 04/20/15 04:47:44 PM
#107   I think it has more room to move up... ofspring 04/08/15 03:02:40 PM
#106   I guess the cat is out of the bag! $Money Bags$ 04/03/15 10:15:33 AM
#105   SPTN kicking ass... Green ofspring 04/02/15 12:28:39 PM
#104   Another nice green day SPTN.... ofspring 03/31/15 03:05:01 PM
#103   http://stockcharts.com/c-sc/sc?s=SPTN&p=D&b=5&g=0&i=t99302520848&r=14277646 ofspring 03/30/15 09:18:43 PM
#102   Big green SPTN..... ofspring 03/30/15 10:19:36 AM
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