The SpartanNash Jungle of Savings Midwest Spring Expo drew 170 exhibitors and more than 1,000 attendees from across the United States to the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis Feb. 15-16. A full range of supermarket offerings was presented, including produce, deli, bakery, meat, floral and general merchandise. Special trade show prices and vendor auctions were featured for SpartanNash corporate-owned stores and its affiliates, in addition to independent grocery stores.
Justin Bedwell from Bari Produce in Madera, CA.
Andersen Gales, Scott Galey and Michelle Garvey from Bolthouse Farms in Bakersfield, CA.
Jim Busche from Chelan Fresh, headquartered in Brewster, WA.
Greg Samels and Mark Gagnon from Del Monte Fresh Produce in Chicago.
Max Hoularis and Steven Ware from Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc. with Tim Waters from Dole Fresh Fruit Co. in Monterey, CA.
Karen Pflaum from Earthbound Farm, headquartered in San Juan Bautista, CA, and Jeri Hamp from SpartanNash.
Jeff Kaeter from SpartanNash and Mark Filauri from Grimmway Farms in Bakersfield, CA.
Kevin McKinney from J&J Distributing in St. Paul, MN, and Cecilia Bates from Goodness Gardens in New Hampton, NY.
Ryan Baxter from SpartanNash, Chris Hawn from Melissa’s/World Variety Produce in Vernon, CA, and Keisha Sapp from SpartanNash.
Rod Rosales and Patty Denson from Pacific Trellis-Dulcinea Farms in Fresno, CA.
Dina Boyce from Potandon Produce in Idaho Falls, ID.
Karla Sazama of Central Market in Detroit Lakes, MN, and Brian Hornstein from Robinson Fresh in Eden Prairie, MN.
Ryan Easter from Sage Fruit Co. in Crystal, MN, Jim Weber from Tadych’s Econo Foods in Iron Mountain, MI, and Willie Sosa from Sage Fruit Co.
Dan Estelle from SpartanNash.
Some of the SpartanNash team: (back row) Tim Eberle, Joe Roden and Jeff Kaeter, (front row) Franz Keuser, Jim Drew and Tim Geske.
Karla Sazama from Central Market in Detroit Lakes, MN, and Pat Steider from Mountain View Fruit Sales – Summeripe in Reedley, CA.
Mark Grijalva and Pat Steider from Mountain View Fruit Sales – Summeripe in Reedley, CA.
Chris Drier from Taylor Farms in Salinas, CA, and Dan Hasson from the Produce Network in Eagan, MN.
Tyler Neuman from the Fresh Connection in Minneapolis, Pauline Mac from Sweet Pea Market in Ceresco, NE, and Ryan Gafner from the Fresh Connection.
Daniel Garcia from Visalia Produce in Kingsburg, CA, Tim Eberle from SpartanNash and Tom Whitehouse from Visalia Produce.
Tou Yang and Steve Repasky from Waymouth Farms in New Hope, MN.
Jennifer Rigdon from Wholesale Produce Supply Co. in St. Paul, MN, and Tim Geske from SpartanNash.