SpartanNash Appoints Nicole Zube as Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer; Tony Sarsam Comments



SpartanNash Appoints Nicole Zube as Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer; Tony Sarsam Comments


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GRAND RAPIDS, MI - After playing a critical role in advancing SpartanNash’s ambitious People First strategy to attract, develop, and retain top talent, Nicole Zube is taking on another crucial role. The experienced leader has been named as the food solutions company’s newest Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer.

Nicole Zube, Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, SpartanNash

Zube joined SpartanNash in September 2022. Under her leadership, SpartanNash achieved its 2023 Key Performance Indicators for safety and Associate retention, performing in the top-quartile among peers with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and reducing turnover by more than 9 percent, a release stated. She also led the creation and launch of SpartanNash's first People Philosophy and Competencies, which are measurable skills the company uses to help guide candidate interviews, goal setting, professional development, and the overall Associate career experience.

In addition, Zube championed enhancements to SpartanNash's Total Rewards offering, including pay increases for all entry-level roles in Retail and Supply Chain, expanded bonus program eligibility, a new service awards program, a higher discount for the Associate Stock Purchase Plan, and more.

Nicole Zube has been named as SpartanNash's newest Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

During her time with the company, SpartanNash has earned accolades that include the Great Place to Work® certification, a spot on Newsweek's America's Greatest Workplaces for Diversity 2024 list, and a No. 12 ranking on Indeed's Top 25 Most Flexible Companies list.

Tony Sarsam, Chief Executive Officer, SpartanNash
Tony Sarsam, Chief Executive Officer, SpartanNash

"Nicole's work to support our family of 17,000 Associates has better positioned the company to deliver on our promise of customer-focused innovation," commented SpartanNash Chief Executive Officer Tony Sarsam. "Nicole has driven remarkable, measurable impact that is felt by every individual Associate across the organization, and we are proud to recognize her talent, leadership, and passion with this well-deserved promotion."

Before joining SpartanNash, Zube most recently served as Head of HR – U.S. Commercial at Kellogg Company, where she worked in a variety of human resources roles during her decade-long tenure. To read more about her wealth of experience, click here.

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