GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SpartanNash will honor veterans and active duty military this Veterans Day (Nov. 11) in its 164 corporate-owned retail stores in 10 states, offering an 11 percent discount on all eligible products, holding special flag and tribute ceremonies and kicking off an American flag retirement program.
SpartanNash will also recognize its more than 930 associates who are veterans during special ceremonies companywide.
“SpartanNash proudly employs over 900 military veterans and family members,” notes Ed Brunot, EVP and President of SpartanNash’s MDV military operations. “As the nation’s leading distributor serving U.S. military commissaries and exchanges in the world, we are deeply committed to serving our military heroes and their families both at home and abroad.”
SpartanNash is committed to hiring veterans, reserves, guardsmen and their families, partnering with national and government organizations and initiatives. SpartanNash received the Patriot Award in 2014 from Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve for its continued support of its associates who are deployed while working for the company.
11 Percent Discount at Stores
An 11 percent discount will be offered to all active, reserve, and retired military personnel who present their military ID on Nov. 11, 2015, at all participating stores: www.spartannash.com/retail/banners.
Stores with flag poles will hold flag raising ceremonies at 11 am on Nov. 11, with local veterans’ groups or Boy Scout troops leading them. All stores will hold a moment of silence at 11 am and will offer coffee and treats between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm. Stores will also display posters thanking associates who are veterans.
Also starting on Veterans Day, customers can bring in their old American flags to any SpartanNash store to be retired.
SpartanNash associates at all service and distribution centers will hold flag raising ceremonies and observe a moment of silence for those who lost their lives defending our freedoms. Veteran associates will be recognized on posters around these centers. Service and distribution centers will also begin collecting associates’ old American flags for retirement.
Donation to Honor and Remember
To honor its veteran associates, SpartanNash is making a $5,000 donation to Honor and Remember. The SpartanNash fleet of 1,800 trailers, which travel fifty three million miles a year through 46 states, will soon display the Honor and Remember flag. www.honorandremember.org
SpartanNash (SPTN) is a Fortune 400 company and the largest food distributor serving U.S. military commissaries and exchanges in the world, in terms of revenue. The Company's core businesses include distributing food to military commissaries and exchanges and independent and corporate-owned retail stores located in 46 states and the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Bahrain and Egypt. SpartanNash currently operates 164 supermarkets, primarily under the banners of Family Fare Supermarkets, Family Fresh Markets, D&W Fresh Markets, and SunMart.