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    SpartanNash Completes Caito Acquisition

    Deal enhances Mich. wholesaler's offerings

    SpartanNash has completed its acquisition of certain assets of Caito Foods Service and Blue Ribbon Transport.

    The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based grocery distributor has acquired Caito’s produce distribution business, fresh-cut fruit and vegetable business, and its newly constructed Fresh Kitchen facility, which is designed to process and package fresh-prepared foods. Also included in the deal is Blue Ribbon’s logistics business.

    “We are very pleased to complete the transaction with Caito Foods and BRT. Caito is a premier distributor with best-in-class food processing facilities,” said SpartanNash CEO and Chairman Dennis Eidson. “Caito’s service area also is complementary to our current distribution footprint, and we look forward to serving customers in new areas in addition to enhancing our offerings to existing customers.”

    Eidson said the acquisition “further strengthens our platform and enhances our ability to help our customers serve their consumers, benefiting our associates and the communities we serve.”

    Caito Foods Service supplies fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh-prepared foods, and fresh floral products to grocery retailers and foodservice distributors in 22 states from distribution centers in Indiana, Ohio and Florida. Through its Blue Ribbon Transport operations, Caito offers internal distribution and logistics services for its customers and for other companies throughout the United States.

    SpartanNash’s core businesses include distributing grocery products to independent grocery retailers, national accounts, its corporate-owned retail stores and U.S. military commissaries. SpartanNash serves customer locations in 47 states and the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Bahrain and Egypt. SpartanNash operates 157 supermarkets, primarily under the banners of Family Fare Supermarkets, Family Fresh Market, D&W Fresh Market and SunMart. Through its MDV military division, SpartanNash is the leading distributor of grocery products to military commissaries in the United States.

     

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