SpartanNash Promotes Staples to President

  By Kristen Cloud // The Shelby Report Dave Staples, COO of SpartanNash, has added the role of president to his duties. Dennis Eidson, who held the president’s title, will continue to serve as the company’s chairman and CEO; the move enables Eidson to continue to focus on long-term strategic growth opportunities, according to the company.…

Increased Shigellosis in SE Michigan

By Sandra Walker // Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Public health officials are seeing an increase in Shigella infections in Saginaw and Genesee Counties. Shigella are bacteria that cause gastrointestinal illness which includes mild to severe diarrhea. As a result, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is asking licensed retail food…

Important Announcement on EMV

Peter Larkin // National Grocers Association  As you know NGA has been engaged in an ongoing effort to bring about relief for independent supermarkets that have made the investment in EMV terminals but have not yet been able to get certified to accept EMV transactions. As a result, retailers have incurred significant chargebacks from card…