SpartanNash to pay bonuses to hourly ‘frontline’ workers


A locally based grocery chain is giving out bonuses to its hourly workers who are continuing to work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Byron Center-based SpartanNash said last week that more than 16,000 part- and full-time hourly frontline associates employed by the chain will receive an additional $2 per hour for all hours worked between April 5 and 25.

The frontline bonus pay will apply to hourly SpartanNash associates working in its 155 company-owned stores, Caito Foods facilities and 18 distribution centers.

The frontline bonus pay is in addition to an associate appreciation bonus for all hourly frontline associates, which provided each associate with an additional $25 bonus each week between March 1 and April 25.

The company also has increased its associate discount in its company-owned retail stores to 20% off during the same timeframe.

“Our world is changing rapidly during the coronavirus pandemic, but what hasn’t changed is the unwavering commitment of our family of associates, who are on the front lines ensuring our neighbors, customers, military families and those most at risk receive the essential food, medicine and groceries they need,” said Dennis Eidson, interim president and CEO of SpartanNash. “These financial incentives are our way of giving back to the hourly frontline associates who are giving so much during these unprecedented times.”

SpartanNash also is providing personal protective equipment (PPE), installing sneeze guards, increasing safety and sanitation measures and adding additional full- and part-time workers during this time.

More information about the company’s COVID-19 response is available at

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