Spartan Stores Ratifies Logistics Labor Contract

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Spartan Stores Ratifies Logistics Labor Contract


Spartan Stores Inc. has ratified a three-year labor agreement with the warehouse, transportation and maintenance bargaining unit associates at its Grand Rapids, Mich., distribution center.

The local bargaining unit associates were previously working under an approved one-year contract extension of a five-year labor agreement that expired in October 2011.

“We are very pleased to have ratified the labor agreement with our warehouse and transportation associates,” said Dennis Eidson, Spartan’s president and CEO. “This demonstrates our consistent focus on strong labor relations to provide associates with quality compensation and benefit packages.”

Grand Rapids-based Spartan Stores Inc. distributes more than 40,000 private and national brand products to 375 independent grocery locations in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio, and to 97 corporate-owned stores in Michigan, including Family Fare Supermarkets, Glen’s Markets, D&W Fresh Markets, VG’s Food and Pharmacy, and Valu Land.