spartan stores http://michiganradio.org en ‘We won!’ – Spartan Stores turned SpartanNash keeps HQ in Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/we-won-spartan-stores-turned-spartannash-keeps-hq-michigan <p>You know Spartan Stores – Family Fair, D &amp; W, VG’s – they’re known by different names.</p><p>This week the grocery store chain merged with Minneapolis-based grocery distributor Nash Finch. It’s a lot bigger than Spartan. It’s the largest food supplier to stores on military bases.</p><p>The new company, now known as SpartanNash,&nbsp;is worth more than $7 billion.</p><p>Birgit Klohs is President and CEO of The Right Place. The economic development group worked with the state to offer almost $2.75 million in grant money to keep the headquarters in Michigan.</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 00:12:46 +0000 Lindsey Smith 15364 at http://michiganradio.org ‘We won!’ – Spartan Stores turned SpartanNash keeps HQ in Michigan Spartan Stores announces merger with Nash Finch Company http://michiganradio.org/post/spartan-stores-announces-merger-nash-finch-company <p><a href="http://www.spartanstores.com/">Spartan Stores, Inc.</a> and <a href="http://www.nashfinch.com/">Nash Finch Company</a> announced a merger agreement early this morning.</p><p>The Associated Press reported the following:</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 17:41:03 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 13627 at http://michiganradio.org Spartan Stores announces merger with Nash Finch Company Michigan's Best campaign expands http://michiganradio.org/post/michigans-best-campaign-expands <p>Some grocery store shelves are being filled with more Michigan-made products. Grand Rapids based <a href="http://www.spartanstores.com/internet.nsf/nav/home?OpenDocument">Spartan Stores</a> recently expanded its <a href="http://shopmichigansbest.com/">Michigan&rsquo;s Best</a> program by stocking more Michigan products in more stores. Spartan Stores started the Michigan&rsquo;s Best campaign in 2009 to stimulate local businesses and farms. Alan Hartline is an executive at Spartan Stores. He says the campaign is great for Michigan.</p> Mon, 18 Jul 2011 16:16:46 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 3353 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan's Best campaign expands