SpartanNash Hosts its Largest-Ever Expo; Bennett Morgan Comments
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Food solutions company SpartanNash is giving a boost to its suppliers and customers as it hosted its largest-ever 2022 Fall Expo at the DeVos Place Convention Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan, themed “Delivering Seasonal Values.” With over 1,500 food and grocery suppliers and independent retail customers in attendance, participants discussed trends and critical industry topics in addition to finding innovative solutions.
“The SpartanNash Expo was extremely energizing this year, with a heightened focus on delivering the ingredients for a better life, made possible through our unique industry insights and solutions, as well as through the continued benefits from our Supply Chain Transformation initiative,” said SpartanNash Senior Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer Bennett Morgan. “In the midst of the highest inflationary environment we have seen in the past 50 years, the partnerships and collaboration with our CPG-brand partners, national accounts, and 2,100-plus independent grocers have been instrumental in combating higher costs to provide the millions of households we serve with [the] best value on food and everyday household essential items. We are proud to be the distribution partner of choice for our customers, and we are committed to finding even more food solutions to drive superior results.”
The 2022 Fall Expo created a platform for attendees and SpartanNash leaders to share upcoming trends, discuss critical industry topics including inflation, and work collaboratively to find innovative solutions to mitigate rising food prices and help pass cost savings on to shoppers at retailers across its network.
Additionally, the company noted to ANUK that the event included a produce-specific breakout session with contributors from both SpartanNash and Melissa’s World Variety Produce. This fun and thought-provoking seminar examined current and future trends in consumer demand and preferences while discussing ways to benefit from them through merchandising that drives sales.
Prior to the Expo starting, noted the release, independent retail customers were able to attend a model store event at local SpartanNash-owned Family Fare and D&W Fresh Market stores, allowing them to see and experience cutting-edge merchandising and marketing efforts to take back to their own stores.
SpartanNash is uniquely positioned to support independent retail customers that rely on its robust coast-to-coast supply chain. An added benefit of being a SpartanNash customer includes deals customers can leverage to attract business and entice shoppers to shop more, buy more, and save more in their stores. SpartanNash continues to evolve its customer offerings by creating solutions, leveraging insights from its own retail operations, and sharing best practices to further equip its customers with the tools and capabilities they desire to grow their businesses.
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