CVS Health announces availability of opioid overdose-reversal medication naloxone without prescription at CVS Pharmacy locations in Michigan

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2017-Nov-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) announced today (November 9, 2017) that the opioid overdose-reversal medication naloxone is now available without an individual prescription at all of the nearly 300 CVS Pharmacy locations in Michigan, including those located inside Target stores. CVS Pharmacists will be able to dispense naloxone to patients without an individual prescription under a statewide standing order protocol.

“Naloxone is a safe and effective antidote to opioid overdoses and by expanding access to this medication in our pharmacies in Michigan we can help save lives,” said Tom Davis, RPh, Vice President of Pharmacy Professional Services at CVS Pharmacy. “CVS Health is dedicated to helping the communities we serve address and prevent prescription drug abuse and we are expanding access to naloxone to give more people a chance to get the help they need for recovery.”

“Michigan families have lost too many loved ones to the opioid epidemic,” said U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow. “Naloxone is a critical life-saving drug for those who suffer from addiction and I applaud those working to make it more accessible.”

Today’s naloxone announcement builds on CVS Health’s commitment to helping communities address and prevent prescription drug abuse by focusing on prevention and safe medication disposal. In 2015, CVS Health launched a community outreach program called Pharmacists Teach, which brings CVS pharmacists to local schools to talk to students about the dangers of drug abuse. More than 300,000 students across the U.S. have already taken part in the program. High school teachers and administrators can learn more about bringing Pharmacists Teach to their school at

CVS Health has also joined with the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids to create the Medication Disposal for Safer Communities Program, which has donated more than 800 units to police departments around the country, collecting more than 100 metric tons of unwanted medication. In September, CVS Health announced it would expand the program to 750 locations inside CVS Pharmacies by mid-2018, for a total of 1,550 safe medication disposal locations.

In that recent announcement, the company also said it would enhance opioid utilization management to align with the CDC Guideline for CVS Caremark PBM clients and members, complementing measures already in place. And, the CVS Health Foundation added a $2 million commitment to previous investments in mitigating prescription drug abuse with support for Community Health Centers providing medication-assisted treatment and other addiction recovery services.

With the addition of Michigan, CVS Pharmacy now dispenses naloxone to patients without an individual prescription in these 46 states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Michigan, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

About CVS Health

CVS Health is a pharmacy innovation company helping people on their path to better health. Through its more than 9,700 retail locations, more than 1,100 walk-in medical clinics, a leading pharmacy benefits manager with nearly 90 million plan members, a dedicated senior pharmacy care business serving more than one million patients per year, expanding specialty pharmacy services, and a leading stand-alone Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, the company enables people, businesses and communities to manage health in more affordable and effective ways. This unique integrated model increases access to quality care, delivers better health outcomes and lowers overall health care costs. Find more information about how CVS Health is shaping the future of health at

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Corporate Communications
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Amazon to open new fulfillment center in the Charter Township of Shelby, Michigan in 2018

New 1-million-square-foot site will be the third Amazon fulfillment center in Michigan

SEATTLE, 2017-Sep-19 — /EPR Retail News/ —, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today (Sep. 14, 2017) announced plans to open a new fulfillment center in the Charter Township of Shelby, Mich. When the site opens in 2018, Amazon will create 1,000 new full-time jobs with benefits.

“Michigan has been a great place to do business for Amazon and we look forward to adding a new fulfillment center to better serve our customers in the region,” said Sanjay Shah, Amazon’s vice president of North American operations. “The state has been a source of exceptional talent for Amazon, and we’re proud to be creating great jobs with benefits for Michiganders.”

At the new 1-million-square-foot fulfillment center in the Charter Township of Shelby, employees will pick, pack and ship large items like household decor, sporting equipment and gardening tools.

“Amazon’s announcement to open another new fulfillment center in Michigan once again shows the company’s commitment to our state and the great people who live here,” Gov. Rick Snyder said. “As we continue to see an increasing convergence between the tech and manufacturing sectors, Amazon’s continued investment here proves the value of Michigan’s diverse, hard-working talent pool and reformed business climate.”

Since 2016, Amazon has announced multiple facilities in Michigan including three fulfillment centers and one sortation center in Livonia, Romulus, Brownstown and the Charter Township of Shelby, as well as a corporate office in Detroit. The new fulfillment center will bring Amazon’s workforce in the Great Lakes State to more than 3,500.

“We are proud Amazon has made its home in Macomb,” said Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel. “The economic advantage of Macomb County has aligned perfectly with the corporate growth strategy of Amazon. This partnership is built upon technological innovation, emerging workforce development, and community prosperity. Together with Amazon, we are bringing a million square foot fulfillment center and 1,000 jobs to Macomb County.”

Full-time employees at Amazon receive highly-competitive pay, health insurance, disability insurance, retirement savings plans and company stock. The company also offers up to 20 weeks of maternity and parental paid leave and innovative benefits such as Leave Share and Ramp Back, which give new parents flexibility with their growing families.

“We are very proud to welcome Amazon to Shelby Township,” Township Supervisor Rick Stathakis said. “Everyone knows what an amazing success Amazon is, and, the fact that Amazon chose to expand its operations in Shelby Township, lets the world know Shelby Township has the services, infrastructure and ability to meet the needs of the top business organizations in the world. We look forward to the new tax revenue and the successful reclamation of this former industrial plant into a new, innovative, hi-tech distribution center adding more than 1,000 new jobs to our community.”

Amazon also offers full-time employees innovative programs like Career Choice, where the company will pre-pay up to 95 percent of tuition for courses related to in-demand fields, regardless of whether the skills are relevant to a career at Amazon. Since the program’s launch, over 10,000 employees have pursued degrees in game design and visual communications, nursing, IT programming and radiology, to name a few.

To learn more about working at an Amazon fulfillment center, visit

About Amazon

Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit and follow @AmazonNews.

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Meijer store-to-door service now include beer, wine and spirits in Michigan

Meijer store-to-door service now include beer, wine and spirits in Michigan


Personalized shopping service now offers Michigan customers beer, wine and spirits as part of store-to-door delivery

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich, 2017-Jul-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer and official home delivery partner Shipt announced that customers in Michigan can now have beer, wine and spirits delivered from local stores as part of its popular store-to-door service.

Beginning tomorrow, July 11, Shipt members will be able to add items from the retailer’s large assortment of craft beers, wines and spirits as part of more than 55,000 grocery and daily essential items available at local Meijer stores. Meijer launched the membership-based, home delivery service in the Detroit area last year and has continued to expand the service throughout Michigan, including Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, Traverse City and West Lakeshore communities.

“We’ve received an incredible amount of feedback from customers wanting to take advantage of our large selection of craft beers and wine,” said Art Sebastian, Vice President of Digital Shopping for Meijer. “We think this enhances the level of convenience our home delivery customers in Michigan can enjoy and allows them to take more advantage of what our stores have to offer.”

Customers who order groceries as part of the membership-based service are required to provide valid identification to place an order that includes alcohol. Shipt Shoppers must be at least 21 years of age and certified to deliver alcohol. Shoppers must also verify the member receiving the order is 21 or older and has proper identification demonstrating legal drinking age when the order is delivered. Michigan is currently the only state where alcohol is included as part of Meijer’s home delivery service.

Customers can sign up for the membership-based service and can shop online for groceries and everyday essentials and perishables -including fresh produce, frozen items, baby care products and pet food. Personal shoppers hand-pick items from local Meijer stores offering Shipt’s home-delivery service and deliver orders within a preferred one-hour time window.

To sign up for home delivery, Meijer customers can sign up for annual or monthly Shipt memberships. Annual memberships are $99 per year and monthly memberships are $14 per month. For a limited-time new members will also receive $25 off their first order. Delivery is free for orders over $35; a flat $7 delivery fee is added to any orders under $35.

About Meijer:

Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates more than 230 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and Wisconsin. A privately-owned and family-operated company since 1934, Meijer pioneered the “one-stop shopping” concept and has evolved through the years to include expanded fresh produce and meat departments, as well as pharmacies, comprehensive apparel departments, pet departments, garden centers, toys and electronics. For additional information on Meijer, please visit Follow Meijer on Twitter and or become a fan at

About Shipt:

Shipt, the nation’s fastest growing online grocery marketplace, works with leading retailers and local stores to deliver groceries via a community of shoppers and a convenient app. Since its founding in 2014, Shipt has been rapidly expanding and now offers quality, personalized grocery delivery to over 25 million households in 51 markets across the country. Shipt offers unlimited grocery deliveries to members for $99 per year. The company currently has offices in Birmingham, AL, and San Francisco, CA. For more information, visit


Joe Hirschmugl

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Dunkin’ Donuts and new franchise group Pinconning Food Services to bring the first Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant in Pinconning, Michigan

Dunkin’ Donuts and new franchise group Pinconning Food Services to bring the first Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant in Pinconning, Michigan



CANTON, MA, 2017-Jun-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, announced today (JUNE 20, 2017) the signing of a store development agreement with new franchise group, Pinconning Food Services, LLC, to develop the company’s first Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant in Pinconning, Michigan. The restaurant is planned to open this upcoming summer.

Pinconning Food Services, LLC is a subsidiary of Corrigan Oil Co., an operator of 54 gas and convenience store locations with more than 55 years of experience in the gas and convenience industries. Brothers Mike and Tim Corrigan strive to develop strategic and strong partnerships in all aspects of their Company, which enables the best customer experiences in the gas stations, convenience stores and food services.”We are thrilled to be joining the Dunkin’ Donuts team and helping to bring its first restaurant to Pinconning as we grow the brand’s presence in our home state of Michigan,” said Tim Corrigan, Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee. “Dunkin’ Donuts was an obvious choice for us after learning about the brand’s flexible concept options and world-class marketing team. We look forward to keeping the people who live, work and visit the local community running on Dunkin’.”

Currently, there are 78 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants located throughout Michigan, 18 of which are gas and convenience locations. The brand is continuing to recruit franchisees in the Detroit, Grand Rapids and Lansing areas to develop freestanding locations as well as gas and convenience locations. It will consider qualified groups as both franchisees to directly develop and operate Dunkin’ Donuts locations, as well as landlords for traditional franchisees to operate within their gas and convenience operations. To help fuel growth in Michigan, special development incentives are available, which include reduced royalty fees for three years and up to $5,000 in local store marketing support for timely openings.*

”We are pleased to continue our expansion plans in Michigan with new franchisees, Pinconning Food Services, LLC, and know that this new restaurant will keep the local community running on Dunkin’ for years to come,” said Grant Benson, CFE, senior vice president of franchising and development, Dunkin’ Brands. “Our hard-working and dedicated franchisees bring our brand, products and promotions to life each and every day and have been essential to our growth for the past 65 plus years, which has solidified our position as a leading brand in the quick service restaurant industry.”

In an effort to keep the brand fresh and competitive, Dunkin’ Donuts offers flexible concepts for any real estate format including free-standing restaurants, end caps, in-line sites, gas and convenience, travel plazas, universities, as well as other retail environments.

Dunkin’ Donuts offerings include hot coffee, iced coffee, Cold Brew coffee, flavored coffees, lattes, macchiato, espresso, cappuccino, Dunkin’ Donuts K-Cup® pods, Coolatta® frozen drinks, donuts, muffins, bagels, breakfast and bakery sandwiches, and a DDSMART® menu featuring better-for-you items.

To learn more about Dunkin’ Donuts, visit Like us on Facebook ( and follow us on Twitter (

*Details available in the Dunkin’ Donuts Franchise Disclosure Document

About Dunkin’ Donuts

Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ Donuts is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ Donuts is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ Donuts has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for 11 years running. The company has more than 12,200 restaurants in 45 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ Donuts is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit

About Corrigan Oil

Corrigan Oil Company has been a family owned and operated company since 1958.  Under the ownership of Mike and Tim Corrigan, Corrigan Oil has expanded its services and line of products to include, fuels, diesel exhaust fluid, gas stations and conveniences stores.  Over the last half century, Corrigan has expanded its geographic footprint to encompass Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and other specialty areas across the US and Canada.  Please visit us at


Source: Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc.


Meijer to open new supercenters in Escanaba and Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. on May 18

Meijer to open new supercenters in Escanaba and Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. on May 18


First trucks deliver to new stores as retailer announces May 18 opening date for Escanaba and Sault Ste. Marie supercenters

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2017-Apr-24 — /EPR Retail News/ —

Who: Meijer, a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates 230 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and Wisconsin.

What: The first Meijer stores in the Upper Peninsula are officially just weeks away! The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer is confirming May 18 as the opening date for its new supercenters in Escanaba and Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. The gas stations at each store officially open tomorrow, April 20.

The stores recently began receiving merchandise and have begun training for its team members in preparation for bringing UP shoppers fresh grocery options and a one-stop shopping experience. The company has just released a video highlighting the historic crossing of the first delivery trucks to cross the Mackinac Bridge.

On May 18, Meijer leadership and local dignitaries will dedicate each store’s first day of business with a ribbon cutting ceremony. While weekly Meijer sales at the supercenter and gas station begin when doors open on May 18, the retailer will also feature special promotions and events to commemorate each store’s grand opening celebration beginning on May 21.

The Escanaba and Sault Ste. Marie supercenter are two of seven new stores Meijer is opening in Michigan, Indiana and Wisconsin this year.

Joe Hirschmugl

Source: Meijer


Brixmor Property Group announces the acquisition of Arborland Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan for $102 million

NEW YORK, 2017-Mar-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Brixmor Property Group Inc. (NYSE: BRX) (“Brixmor” or the “Company”) announced today (March 6, 2017) the acquisition of Arborland Center, a 404,000 square foot grocery-anchored regional shopping destination located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, for $102 million. Arborland Center is located in a high barrier-to-entry trade area situated between the University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University and is anchored by a range of best-in-class retailers including Kroger, DSW, Marshalls, Nordstrom Rack, Starbucks and Ulta.

With the acquisition of Arborland Center, Brixmor owns four assets totaling over 1 million square feet in the Ann Arbor MSA, including Maple Village, an open-air shopping center currently undergoing redevelopment.  Brixmor recently replaced a former Kmart at Maple Village, which is also anchored by a specialty grocer, with HomeGoods, Michigan’s first Sierra Trading Post and Stein Mart. The Company intends to leverage its local market expertise, deep retailer relationships and value creation capabilities to drive cash flow growth at Arborland Center through near-term remerchandising and repositioning and long-term site densification.

“The acquisition of Arborland positions Brixmor as the largest institutional open-air landlord in the Ann Arbor market and is another great example of our strategy to cluster our ownership of assets in successful retail corridors and dynamic markets across the country. We see significant opportunities to enhance the merchandising at the center, densify the site and expand Arborland’s regional draw, while capitalizing on the below market rents at the center,” commented Mark Horgan, Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer.


Brixmor Property Group, a real estate investment trust (REIT), is a leading owner and operator of high-quality, open-air shopping centers. The Company’s more than 500 retail centers comprise 86 million square feet in established trade areas across the nation and are supported by a diverse mix of highly productive non-discretionary and value-oriented retailers, as well as consumer-oriented service providers. Brixmor is committed to maximizing the value of its portfolio by prioritizing investments, cultivating relationships and capitalizing on embedded growth opportunities through driving rents, increasing occupancy and pursuing value-enhancing reinvestment opportunities. Headquartered in New York City, Brixmor is a partner to more than 5,500 best-in-class national, regional and local tenants and is the largest landlord to The TJX Companies and The Kroger Company.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  These statements include, but are not limited to, statements related to the Company’s expectations regarding the performance of its business, its financial results, its liquidity and capital resources and other non-historical statements.  You can identify these forward-looking statements by the use of words such as “outlook,” “believes,” “expects,” “potential,” “continues,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “seeks,” “approximately,” “projects,” “predicts,” “intends,” “plans,” “estimates,” “anticipates” or the negative version of these words or other comparable words. Such forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, including those described under the section entitled “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, as such factors may be updated from time to time in our periodic filings with the SEC, which are accessible on the SEC’s website at  Accordingly, there are or will be important factors that could cause actual outcomes or results to differ materially from those indicated in these statements. These factors should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with the other cautionary statements that are included in this release and in the Company’s filings with the SEC. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or review any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as required by law.

SOURCE: Brixmor Property Group Inc.

Chick-fil-A selected Michigan native Kate McNerney as the local franchise owner of one of its first restaurants in Michigan

Chick-fil-A selected Michigan native Kate McNerney as the local franchise owner of one of its first restaurants in Michigan

Chick-fil-A selected Michigan native Kate McNerney as the local franchise owner of one of its first restaurants in Michigan


LANSING, Mich., 2016-Aug-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected Michigan native Kate McNerney as the local franchise owner of one of its first Chick-fil-A restaurants in Michigan – Chick-fil-A at Lansing.

With the restaurant under construction at 5617 W. Saginaw Hwy. slated to open this fall, McNerney will oversee day-to-day activities of the business, employ more than 100 full- and part-time team members, and cultivate relationships with Lansing schools, neighboring businesses, and restaurant guests.

McNerney graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and later earned a Master of Public Administration from Central Michigan University. Before becoming a Chick-fil-A Operator, she served in the U.S. Air Force, Air National Guard and U.S. Air Force Reserves in Dayton, Ohio. While there, McNerney spent time at the Chick-fil-A at Beavercreek restaurant learning from Operator Rex Brooking. She also spent time early in her career as an assistant manager and event coordinator for Centennial Hall, a banquet hall and catering business in Mt. Pleasant, Mich. McNerney is eager to bring her culinary knowledge and hospitality experience to the new Chick-fil-A restaurant in Lansing.

Relocating back to Michigan with her husband, Joe, and their children, Hannah, David and Miriam, is a dream come true for McNerney. Having grown up just one hour from the Lansing location, she is extremely passionate about leading the charge to introduce Chick-fil-A to the great state of Michigan.

“I am thrilled to be returning home to Michigan to open my own Chick-fil-A restaurant,” McNerney says. “My family and I hope to become active members of the Lansing community and look forward to serving our guests soon.”

The restaurant will employ 100 full- and part-time team members in all areas of the business who will be hired locally and paid competitively. To help its team members pay for college, the restaurant will also offer the opportunity for college scholarships through the restaurant company’s national scholarship program, which has provided more than $34 million to its team members since its inception. As with all Chick-fil-A restaurants, team members are guaranteed Sundays off. Those interested in joining the Chick-fil-A at Lansing team can apply by visiting or by stopping by the restaurant between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Nearly everything on Chick-fil-A’s menu is made from scratch daily, including salads made from whole vegetables and fruits that are hand-chopped throughout the day. The lemonade is fresh squeezed and is made from three simple ingredients: lemon, sugar and water. Like all Chick-fil-A restaurants, the chicken served at Chick-fil-A at Lansing will be 100 percent whole breast meat, without any fillers, hormones or additives. Each chicken breast is hand-breaded to order and pressure cooked in 100 percent refined peanut oil, which is naturally trans-fat- and cholesterol-free. By the end of 2019, every Chick-fil-A restaurant will serve chicken raised without antibiotics.

Guests are encouraged to visit the restaurant’s Facebook page for the latest information leading up to the grand opening.

About Chick-fil-A, Inc.
Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A, Inc. is a family owned and privately held restaurant company founded in 1964 by S. Truett Cathy. Devoted to serving the local communities in which its franchised restaurants operate, and known for its original chicken sandwich, Chick-fil-A serves freshly prepared food in more than 2,035 restaurants in 43 states and Washington, D.C.

Chick-fil-A system sales exceeded $6 billion in 2015, which marks 48 consecutive years of sales growth. Chick-fil-A earned a top spot in the 2015 Customer Service Hall of Fame for the second year in a row and is the only quick service restaurant to make the Customer Service Hall of Fame. The company was also the only restaurant brand named to the Top 10 “Best Companies to Work For” by 24/7 Wall Street. More information on Chick-fil-A is available on the chain’s website located at

Corporate Media Hotline: (800) 404-7196
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Source: Chick-fil-A


SpartanNash provides safe drinking water to its neighbors in Flint, Michigan

  • Water Drive Taking Place at all Michigan Corporate-owned Stores and Headquarters
  • Corporation and Teamsters Join Forces to donate 2 semi-truck loads

Beginning Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, and ending Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, customers at all 91 Michigan D&W, Family Fare, VG’s, ValuLand and Forest Hills Foods stores and Fuel Centers will have the opportunity to make a cash register donation of $2.99 toward a 24-pack case of Spartan® brand bottled water.SpartanNash associates also pitching in and donating at the company’s Michigan headquarters.

Byron Center, MI, 2016-Jan-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — SpartanNash will apply 100 percent of the proceeds toward the water donations and deliver the water to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan (located at 2300 Lapeer Rd., Flint, MI). The Food Bank will distribute the water to Flint residents with the help of their community partners.

“We have been working since last fall to help our neighbors in Flint,” said Meredith Gremel, Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Communications, SpartanNash. “Michiganders take pride in their state and watch out for each other. We have had customers and associates asking us how they can help and send water with our donations. With the scan, we make it easy and even do the heavy lifting – we also deliver as needed to facilitate distribution for our community partners.”

SpartanNash and Teamsters join forces to deliver two semi-truck loads

Teamsters Local 406 based out of SpartanNash’s Grand Rapids, Michigan, distribution center donated one truckload (20 pallets) of Spartan® brand water to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan earlier this week, and SpartanNash matched their donation – for a total of 3,360 cases or 80,640 bottles of water. The Teamsters delivered the two truckloads of water to the Food Bank on January 20.

In the fall of 2015, SpartanNash’s VG’s store in Caro, Michigan, donated 168 cases (2 pallets, or 4,000 bottles) of water to Flint Community Schools. All VG’s stores partnered with Flint Community Schools by holding a water drive in stores. All the water donations were given to Flint Community Schools. A total of 207 cases of water were donated by the community and were delivered on November 12, 2015.

About SpartanNash
SpartanNash (SPTN) is a Fortune 400 company and the leading food distributor serving U.S. military commissaries and exchanges in the world, 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 46 states and the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Bahrain and Egypt. SpartanNash currently operates 163 supermarkets, primarily under the banners of Family Fare Supermarkets, Family Fresh Markets, D&W Fresh Markets, and SunMart. SpartanNash’s Michigan-based corporate stores include D&W Fresh Market, Family Fare Supermarkets, Forest Hills Foods, VG’s, and ValuLand banners.

SOURCE: SpartanNash Company

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