Grocery chain launches mobile shopping apps


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A grocery chain serving the region has released mobile shopping apps for five of its store brands.

Byron Center-based SpartanNash said yesterday it unveiled separate apps for Family Fare Supermarkets, D&W Fresh Market, VG’s Grocery, Family Fresh Market and Forest Hills Foods.

“We are making shopping our family of retail stores more convenient, while also helping our customers save money,” said Brian Holt, VP of marketing, SpartanNash.


The apps allow customers to shop the Fast Lane from their mobile devices to place curbside pickup or home delivery orders.

Shoppers can also use the apps to view weekly ads, clip coupons, join Yes clubs and track rewards.

All five apps are now available in the App Store and at Google Play.

Fast Lane

Since launching Fast Lane in July 2017, the curbside pickup program has rapidly expanded and is now available at 40 locations across Michigan and South Dakota.

Yes club

The Yes club program is available at Family Fare Supermarkets, Family Fresh Market, D&W Fresh Market and VG’s locations in Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and Wisconsin.


SpartanNash (Nasdaq: SPTN) was formed in 2013 when the Nash Finch Company, founded in 1885, and Spartan Stores, established in 1917, merged.

The Fortune 350 company distributes grocery products to independent grocery retailers, select national accounts, its corporate-owned retail stores and U.S. military commissaries and exchanges.

SpartanNash serves customer locations in 47 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, as well as Cuba, Europe, Bahrain, Djibouti and Egypt.

SpartanNash operates 143 supermarkets, primarily under the banners of Family Fare Supermarkets, D&W Fresh Market, VG’s Grocery, Dan’s Supermarket and Family Fresh Market.

The company had 2017 revenue of $8.13 billion.

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