SpartanNash Teams Up With DoorDash to Scale On-Demand Grocery Offerings; Tony Sarsam, Masiar Tayebi, and Tony Xu Detail
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - An innovative partnership is pushing food solutions company SpartanNash in front of more consumers in the retail landscape. Recently, the company tapped local commerce platform DoorDash to expand its grocery services and solutions across both digital and physical platforms through various initiatives.
“Customer-centric innovation is a key priority to drive growth at SpartanNash, and joining forces with DoorDash will enable us to expand our customer base and capture more of the grocery retail market by rapidly scaling our digital offering with a leading partner,” said SpartanNash President and Chief Executive Officer Tony Sarsam. “We know our customers’ grocery needs well and have the supply chain and retail footprint to provide strategic service based on their preferences. This partnership with DoorDash complements our collective strengths and will drive growth across the food ecosystem—from food distribution to e-commerce—to deliver the ingredients for a better life.”
Through this partnership with DoorDash, SpartanNash is able to offer on-demand grocery delivery from more than 100 SpartanNash-owned stores including Family Fare, Martin’s Super Markets, and more to grocery shoppers.
According to the release, the partnership will also include the opportunity for SpartanNash’s network of 2,100 independent retail customers to leverage both the DoorDash marketplace app and website as well as DoorDash Drive, the white-label fulfillment platform that powers direct delivery for businesses, to address their local commerce needs and offer on-demand grocery delivery to consumers in their communities.
“SpartanNash’s rapid innovation and digital platform expansion are part of our overarching omnichannel growth strategy,” said SpartanNash Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer Masiar Tayebi. “Our partnership with DoorDash cuts across the full food value chain and signifies another important milestone in our journey to better serve our customers as their needs evolve. We look forward to leveraging DoorDash’s expansive reach to offer a premium consumer experience at scale.”
SpartanNash will also serve as a distributor of pantry and household items to DoorDash DashMart locations as part of this omnichannel partnership. This endeavor will begin in New York, New York, with plans to scale to additional locations in the future.
“We are excited to partner with SpartanNash to bring innovative e-commerce solutions to their beloved grocery banners across the Midwest, independent grocers, and retailers so that they can build their omnichannel presence and provide consumers with access to convenient, on-demand grocery delivery,” said DoorDash Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder Tony Xu. “We are proud to work together to empower independent grocers with the tools and resources needed to grow their businesses and expand their digital footprints.”
ANUK will keep a lookout on the retail wire for new partnerships and developments to take place.