SpartanNash installs sneeze guards

GRAND RAPIDS — SpartanNash announced Tuesday it had begun installing 1,420 36-inch square, clear plexiglass sneeze guards at its 155 corporate-owned retail stores, pharmacies and Quick Stop fuel centers as an added measure of safety for its family of associates and store guests. Every cashier station, deli counter, pharmacy, customer service counter and Quick Stop fuel center checkout will have the added safety measure installed by April 3.

The sneeze guards are made from plexiglass and are more impact resistant than glass, while retaining similar optical qualities. These sanitary barriers are sanitized using non-abrasive cleaners. In keeping with SpartanNash’s commitment to adhering to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines while redoubling its sanitation and cleaning procedures, the sneeze guards will be sanitized at least every 30 minutes, according to officials.

“As we navigate these uncertain times, our company has two top priorities: the well-being and safety of our family of associates, customers and communities; and supporting health officials and government leaders to contain the virus,” said Tom Swanson, SpartanNash’s EVP and general manager of retail operations. “We have been a trusted provider of grocery products for more than 100 years, and we take this responsibility very seriously. The sneeze guards are an added measure of safety for our associates and customers. Our teams are working diligently to get them installed as quickly as possible.”

SpartanNash operates more than 150 stores in nine states, under the banners of Family Fare, Martin’s Super Markets, D&W Fresh Market, VG’s Grocery, Dan’s Supermarket, SunMart, Family Fresh Market, ValuLand, Supermercado Nuestra Familia, No Frills, Forest Hills Foods, Ada Fresh Market, Econofoods, Pick’n Save and Dillonvale IGA.

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