Food solutions company SpartanNash announced it is expanding its distribution footprint with new operations out of a facility in Stockton, Calif. The expansion - executed through SpartanNash's long-standing partnership with Coastal Pacific Food Distributors, Inc. - enhances SpartanNash's coast-to-coast supply chain capabilities, in addition to supporting the company's Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) priority to reduce fleet mileage and greenhouse gas emissions.
SpartanNash offers distribution in all 50 states, supplying 145 company-owned grocery stores, more than 2,100 independent grocery retailers, and key national accounts that serve thousands of additional retail locations across the country.
"Many of the national food retailers we distribute to are experiencing tremendous growth, which has been further propelled over the last two years due to COVID," said SpartanNash President and CEO Tony Sarsam. "We are proud of the essential role that SpartanNash plays in the nation's food supply chain. Having a West Coast presence allows us to provide faster, fresher and more cost-effective deliveries to our customers so they can ensure their shoppers have access to the critical food and household supplies they need."
The 500,000-square-foot, multi-temperature distribution center is expected to start serving existing and new SpartanNash customers starting in March. It will help drive supply chain efficiencies, saving an estimated one million gallons of diesel annually.
SpartanNash is a food solutions company that delivers the ingredients for a better life through customer-focused innovation. Its 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 and the Our Family brand. SpartanNash serves customer locations in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Honduras, Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and Djibouti. The company owns 145 supermarkets-primarily under the banners of Family Fare, Martin's Super Markets, D&W Fresh Market, VG's Grocery and Dan's Supermarket-and shares its operational insights to drive solutions for SpartanNash food retail customers. Committed to fostering a people first culture, the SpartanNash family of Associates is 19,000 strong and growing.