SpartanNash emerges from merger - The Packer

SpartanNash emerges from merger

11/20/2013 01:00:00 PM
Pamela Riemenschneider

The merger of Spartan Stores Inc. and Nash Finch Co. is complete, and the combined company plans to start operating under a new corporate name SpartanNash.

A news release available on said the name will become effective at the annual shareholders meeting in May. Stores will continue to operate under the Spartan Stores, Nash Finch and MDV banners.

“This merger brings together two highly complementary organizations to form a leader in grocery wholesale, retail and military commissary and exchange channels,” Dennis Eidson, president and chief executive officer of Spartan Stores, said in a news release. “We look forward to leveraging our new platform with its broader customer base and geographic reach to create significant long-term value for our shareholders.”

SpartanNash also has a new board of directors with seven directors from Spartan Stores’ previous board and four directors from Nash Finch’s previous board, in addition to Craig Sturken, chairman of the board, and Eidson, chief executive officer. Other board members:

M. Shan Atkins;

Frank Gambino;

Yvonne Jackson;

Elizabeth Nickels;

Timothy O’Donovan;

William Voss;

Mickey Foret;

Douglas Hacker; and

Hawthorne Proctor.

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