SpartanNash Names Brandon Pasch as Vice President, Center Store Merchandising

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Food solutions company SpartanNash (the “Company”) (Nasdaq: SPTN) today announced the hiring of Brandon Pasch as Vice President, Center Store Merchandising, effective immediately. Pasch will play a key role in advancing the Company’s merchandising transformation, developing strategy and driving winning results in a major segment of SpartanNash’s business.

“Brandon is a skilled leader in merchandising, with extensive experience across many categories within the retail and grocery industry,” said SpartanNash Senior Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer Bennett Morgan. “We’re thrilled to have his unique perspective and unyielding work ethic to help improve the in-store guest experience at our retail locations and for our independent wholesale customers.”

Pasch joins the team following the recent hire of Arpen Shah as Vice President, Merchandising Strategy and Analytics, last month. These strategic additions reflect the Company’s continued commitment to its merchandising transformation, which leverages key insights to drive enhanced category planning, promotional effectiveness and customer-centric innovation. The Company recently shared it has entered the next phase of its merchandising transformation, and Pasch’s leadership will be pivotal.

Pasch most recently served as Vice President of Merchandising, Center Store at Giant Eagle Inc., a supermarket chain with more than 400 retail locations. Prior to Giant Eagle, Pasch held leadership roles in merchandising, planning and buying at Meijer and Target. He also served as a Financial Analyst at Ford. Pasch earned his undergraduate degree in finance and entrepreneurial studies from the University of Minnesota. 

About SpartanNash
SpartanNash (Nasdaq: SPTN) is a food solutions company that delivers the ingredients for a better life. Committed to fostering a People First culture, the SpartanNash family of Associates is 17,500 and growing. SpartanNash operates two complementary business segments – food wholesale and grocery retail. Its global supply chain network serves wholesale customers that include independent and chain grocers, national retail brands, e-commerce platforms, and U.S. military commissaries and exchanges. The Company distributes products for every aisle in the grocery store, from fresh produce to household goods to its OwnBrands, which include the Our Family® portfolio of products. On the retail side, SpartanNash operates 144 brick-and-mortar grocery stores, primarily under the banners of Family Fare, Martin’s Super Markets and D&W Fresh Market, in addition to dozens of pharmacies and fuel centers. Leveraging insights and solutions across its segments, SpartanNash offers a full suite of support services for independent grocers. For more information, visit