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SpartanNash Experiences Unprecedented Grocery Sales Volume Driven by Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact

| March 18, 2020

CEO Announces Initiative to Hire Retail, Distribution and Transportation Workers

SpartanNash’s fleet of more than 800 tractors and 2,000 trailers travel over 57 million miles a year from 18 distribution centers (see list below), delivering grocery products to its more than 150 corporate owned retail stores in the Midwest (see list below) and over 2,000 independent retailers in all 50 states. As a leading provider of grocery products to US commissaries throughout the world and the exclusive supplier of private label products to the Defense Commissary Agency, the Company is also committed to delivering a slice of home to military heroes and their families.

SpartanNash announced an initiative to hire displaced workers and students in its nine-state retail footprint and 14-state distribution network for temporary positions which may turn into permanent career opportunities. This hiring initiative is due to unprecedented retail and distribution sales volume trending at two to three times normal sales levels at some locations since the onset of the coronavirus (COVID-19). SpartanNash, one of the nation’s largest food distributors, operates more than 150 corporate owned retail stores, distributes to more than 2,000 independent retail locations in all 50 states, and is a leading distributor to US military commissaries around the world.

 “During this unprecedented time of growing consumer need and uncertainty, SpartanNash is on the frontlines ensuring our customers have access to the food, medicine and household goods they need,” said Dennis Eidson, SpartanNash’s Interim President and Chief Executive Officer. “Our family of associates is working hard to keep our independent customers, military commissaries and our own retail stores’ shelves stocked with household essentials, and to continue to serve as a trusted provider of food products, which has been our driving force for more than 100 years. We recognize in many of our rural communities, we are the sole grocery provider and tens of thousands of families and neighbors are relying on us.

“As we continue to navigate the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, we remain committed to ensuring the well-being and safety of our family of associates, customers and communities and supporting health officials and government leaders to contain the virus. We have redoubled our sanitation and safety efforts and stepped up all of our operational policies and procedures in-line with local and national government recommendations.”

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