SpartanNash to open its first micro-fulfillment center

Freestanding facility to fill Fast Lane online orders for West Michigan stores


Russell Redman, Supermarket News

Jul 14, 2021


Later this month, SpartanNash plans to launch its first micro-fulfillment center to fill orders for its Fast Lane online grocery service.


The grocery distributor said Wednesday that it plans to hold a grand opening for the 55,000-square-foot SpartanNash Micro-Fulfillment Center, located at 5199 68th St. SE in Caledonia, Mich., on July 26. The stand-alone facility will process Fast Lane pickup and delivery orders for 24 Ada Fresh Market, D&W Fresh Market, Family Fare and Forest Hills Foods stores across West Michigan, mainly in the Grand Rapids and Holland area.


“Fast Lane has been a tremendous value-add for our store guests as the pandemic heightened the importance of safe, efficient grocery shopping, pickup and delivery,” SpartanNash President and CEO Tony Sarsam said in a statement. “The micro-fulfillment center is an exciting investment designed to further elevate the Fast Lane shopping experience as we strive to continuously improve our fulfillment speed and product availability.”


The micro-fulfillment center (MFC) will carry 16,000 products and pick and pack over 1,000 Fast Lane orders daily when fully operational, more than doubling Fast Lane’s current order volume capacity, according to SpartanNash. The Grand Rapids-based company said the new facility will boost Fast Lane’s efficiency, expand the product assortment for Fast Lane customers, and free up space and stock in stores...


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