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01/11/2022

SpartanNash announces SVP promotion

Amy McClellan has been promoted to the senior vice president and chief marketing officer positions of Michigan-based SpartanNash.
Zachary Russell
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Grand Rapids, Mich.-based food supplier SpartanNash has announced a new leadership promotion. Amy McClellan has been promoted to senior vice president and chief marketing officer, leading the company’s marketing functions.

The company owns and operates 145 supermarket locations under several banners including Family Fare, Martin’s Super Markets, D&W Fresh Market and more, along with a private label collection.

McClellan joined SpartanNash in 2019 when the company acquired Martin's Super Markets. During her 20 years with Martin's, McClellan held various roles including director of marketing, vice president of sales and marketing, and senior vice president of retail operations and merchandising and more. In March of 2021, McClellan was promoted to vice president of fresh merchandising, overseeing the fresh product categories across 145 company-owned stores and 2,100 independent retail customers.

"Promoting from within is a key component of our ‘People First’ culture," said SpartanNash CEO Tony Sarsam. "Amy has brought invaluable expertise and leadership to SpartanNash, and this role is a natural progression in her career path. We look forward to implementing her creative, data-driven strategies for enhancing our retail branding, expanding our e-commerce business, and growing our total market share among primary and secondary shoppers."

McClellan is a two-time Top Women in Grocery Honoree (2018, 2020) and was recognized in 2019 as a "NextGen" 40 under 40 award winner by Progressive Grocer.

Late last year, SpartanNash announced it planned to decrease its annual fleet mileage by seven million miles in 2022, representing 10% of total fleet mileage.