SpartanNash partners with Uber for grocery delivery

GRAND RAPIDS–SpartanNash (Nasdaq: SPTN), the Grand Rapids-based grocery distributor, announced a new partnership with Uber Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: UBER) to offer on-demand and scheduled grocery delivery to shoppers across the Midwest.

“SpartanNash’s focus on customer-centric innovation is core to our next stage of growth,” said Masiar Tayebi, SpartanNash executive vice president and chief strategy and information officer. “Partnering with Uber is an important marker of this, meeting our shoppers wherever they are – in stores or online. We are proud to expand our reach across the Uber and Uber Eats platform to new customers who are hungry for convenience delivered to their doorstep.”

Beginning this week, nearly 100 SpartanNash locations, including Family Fare, Martin’s Super Markets and D&W Fresh Market storefronts, will be available to shop through Uber and Uber Eats. This upcoming holiday season, last-minute shoppers will be able to order their favorite must-haves, from fresh and frozen turkeys to baked goods, produce, household essentials and more, all delivered right to their home. The two companies are extending this service to SpartanNash’s network of 2,100 independent grocery retail customers.

“We’re thrilled to be joining forces with the team at SpartanNash to bring its corporately-owned banners onto the Uber Eats app, helping to expand their digital strategies and customer reach through technology,” said Christian Freese, Uber’s head of grocery and new verticals across the United States and Canada. “And we’re also incredibly excited that this partnership expands the reach of grocery delivery from Uber Eats to cities and towns across the north Midwest for the first time, thanks to these beloved grocery brands.”

“SpartanNash’s mission is to deliver the ingredients for a better life, and our partnership with Uber enables us to expand our reach within the communities we serve,” said SpartanNash CEO Tony Sarsam. “We will continue to aggressively pursue strategic relationships and investments making the grocery shopping experience more convenient, enjoyable and affordable for the people we serve.”

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