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SpartanNash Promotes Retail 'Visionary' Thomas Swanson to EVP

Company cites energy and passion as retail division turns comps
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Citing energy and passion that that were instrumental in improving performance at its corporate retail store sales, SpartanNash said it was promoting Thomas Swanson to executive vice president and general manager for its corporate retail division.

As reported previously, the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based distributor has seen consecutive quarters of improving comparable-stores sales at its owned stores and has successfully integrated more than 20 new stores acquired from Martin’s Super Markets.

Tom Swanson

Tom Swanson

Swanson previously was SVP and general manager of corporate retail for SpartanNash, overseeing corporate retail banners and Quick Stop fuel and convenience stores.

“On behalf of the executive leadership team and our corporate board of directors, we are excited for Tom’s visionary leadership as he continues to develop and execute strategic plans that continually grow and improve SpartanNash’s corporate retail business. In his new position, he has full P&L responsibility and oversight of SpartanNash’s customer-first initiatives for our corporate retail stores,” said Dennis Eidson, interim president and CEO, to whom Swanson reports.

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