SpartanNash announced it has realigned its BRT Indianapolis and Managed Freight Minnesota teams into one organization and rebranded as SpartanNash Logistics. The centralized third-party transportation logistics solution will enable SpartanNash to better serve its more than 150 corporate-owned retail stores in nine states, independent and national account customers nationwide, U.S. military commissaries and exchanges and third-party logistics customers.
The new organizational structure will also allow the company to be more efficient by combining resources for carrier procurement, customer pricing, dispatch and accounting/back office.
“We will make a bigger impact working together as one team than we can working as two separate groups,” President and CEO Tony Sarsam said. “As the freight environment continues to become increasingly challenging, building a carrier procurement team is critical to meeting the demands of the industry and advancing our strategic plan to develop a national, agile and highly efficient distribution network.”
SpartanNash Logistics will be led by David Frizzell, Senior Vice President, SpartanNash. Frizzell served as President, BRT prior to the rebranding.
SpartanNash 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 operating a premier fresh produce distribution network. SpartanNash serves customer locations in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Honduras, Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and Djibouti. SpartanNash currently operates 154 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.