SpartanNash Acquires Northern Michigan Grocery Chain

The three Shop-N-Save Food Center locations have been converted into Family Fare stores, a SpartanNash banner.
Zachary Russell
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Michigan-based food solutions company SpartanNash has acquired three-store Northern Michigan grocery chain Shop-N-Save (SNS) Food Centers. 

The three locations in Benzonia, Fremont and Ludington, Mich. have been converted into SpartanNash’s Family Fare banner stores. Founded in 1973 by William “Bill” DeVries, SNS had been a food distribution customer of SpartanNash for nearly 25 years, selling the company’s private label products.

“Shop-N-Save has been a successful family-owned and operated business for decades, and we are honored that the DeVries family is entrusting SpartanNash to build upon their legacy and bring new offerings to its team members and grocery shoppers in Benzonia, Fremont and Ludington through our Family Fare banner,” said SpartanNash president and CEO Tony Sarsam. “As a People First company, we welcome the Shop-N-Save team into the SpartanNash family, and we look forward to earning the loyalty of our new community members. Our grocery stores are an important contributor to our business strategy, allowing us to provide a full portfolio of solutions for independent and chain customers that go beyond food distribution. We leverage the insights from our retail stores to continuously innovate our products and operations across our global network.”

Family Fare was established in 1962, and with the acquisition of these stores, SpartanNash now operates 86 Family Fare stores throughout the Midwest. Fresh produce, a deli, bakery, floral department, pharmacy and meat and seafood counter can now be found at the new locations.

“We are incredibly grateful for the support of our communities these nearly 50 years, and we are confident that with SpartanNash, guests of the new Family Fare stores will continue to enjoy the same high level of service, quality and variety they have become accustomed to at Shop-N-Save,” said DeVries, president of Shop-N-Save Food Centers.