DeCA Taps SpartanNash to Supply Private Label Products

SpartanNash Co. has been selected by the Defense Commissary Agency, which operates U.S. military commissaries worldwide, as its partner in its new initiative to offer a variety of private label products in its commissaries.

“We are excited that DeCA has selected us to support this important initiative, and to provide commissaries with private label products for the first time in their history,” said Dennis Eidson, SpartanNash CEO and chairman. “This partnership will provide military families with quality options and the opportunity to stretch their food budget. Many of our active duty and veterans are on a limited income, and their military benefit provides savings which are key to meeting their families’ food and household needs. Patriotism is one of our core values, and we are extremely proud to serve our nation’s service members, their families, and military partners around the world.”

Met All DeCA’s Criteria

SpartanNash was selected by DeCA following a rigorous selection process. Key selection criteria included simplicity, ease and efficiency of implementation, cost savings, and ability to support and grow the program in the future.

“Our customers have been asking for private label for a long time,” said Joseph H. Jeu, DeCA’s director and CEO. “They are smart, savvy shoppers who know that private label products are cost-effective alternatives to national brands. We’re excited to help them save more at our commissaries.”

DeCA officials also anticipate the private brand offering will drive foot traffic to the commissaries.

Over the next several months, DeCA will work closely with SpartanNash to begin implementation of this program.

Grand Rapids, Mich-based SpartanNash’s core businesses include distributing grocery products to independent grocery retailers, national accounts, its corporate owned retail stores, and U.S. military commissaries. SpartanNash serves customer locations in 47 states and the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Bahrain and Egypt. The company currently operates 158 supermarkets, primarily under the banners of Family Fare Supermarkets, Family Fresh Market, D&W Fresh Market and SunMart. Through its MDV military division, SpartanNash is the leading distributor of grocery products to military commissaries in the United States.


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