SpartanNash Brings Three New Stores to its Family Fare Chain

SpartanNash has acquired Shop-N-Save Food Centers (SNS), a three-store grocery chain in northwestern Michigan.

According to a statement from the company, upon close of the sale, the Benzonia, Fremont, and Ludington, Mich. grocery stores have been converted to SpartanNash’s popular Family Fare brand, continuing employment for all now-SpartanNash Associates and expanding offerings available to shoppers.

Founded in 1973 by William “Bill” DeVries, SNS had been a food distribution customer of SpartanNash for nearly 25 years.

“Shop-N-Save has been a successful family-owned and operated business for decades, and we are honored that the DeVries family is entrusting SpartanNash to build upon their legacy and bring new offerings to its team members and grocery shoppers in Benzonia, Fremont, and Ludington through our Family Fare banner,” said SpartanNash President and CEO Tony Sarsam.

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“As a People First company, we welcome the Shop-N-Save team into the SpartanNash family, and we look forward to earning the loyalty of our new community members. Our grocery stores are an important contributor to our business strategy, allowing us to provide a full portfolio of solutions for independent and chain customers beyond food distribution. We continuously leverage our retail stores’ insights to innovate our products and operations across our global network.”

Family Fare was established in 1962, and – with the acquisition of these stores – SpartanNash now operates 86 Family Fare stores throughout the Midwest.

“We are incredibly grateful for the support of our communities these nearly 50 years, and we are confident that with SpartanNash, guests of the new Family Fare stores will continue to enjoy the same high level of service, quality, and variety they have become accustomed to at Shop-N-Save,” said DeVries, president of Shop-N-Save Food Centers.

SpartanNash is a distributor, wholesaler, and retailer with a global supply chain network. The company distributes grocery and household goods, including fresh produce and its Our Family® portfolio of products, to locations in all 50 states, in addition to distributing to the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Honduras, Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Djibouti, Korea, and Japan. In addition, the company owns and operates 148 supermarkets, primarily under the banners of Family Fare, Martin’s Super Markets, and D&W Fresh Market, and employs 17,500 associates.