Washington, D.C. 20549





Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of

the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 20, 2018


SpartanNash Company

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)













(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification no.)





850 76th Street, S.W.

P.O. Box 8700

Grand Rapids, Michigan



(Address of Principal Executive Offices)


(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (616) 878-2000


Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the Registrant under any of the following provisions:


Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425).


Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12).


Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b)).


Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c)).


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. 

Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


On August 20, 2018, Theodore C. Adornato, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Corporate Retail, informed the Company that he will retire effective on October 6, 2018.

The Company announced that Thomas E. Swanson, Vice President Retail Merchandising, will be promoted to the position of Senior Vice President and General Manager, Corporate Retail, effective upon Mr. Adornato’s retirement.

On August 24, 2018 the Company issued the press release attached to this Form 8-K as Exhibit 99.1 announcing Mr. Adornato’s retirement. The press release is being furnished to and is not “filed” with the Securities and Exchange Commission and is not incorporated by reference into any registration statement under the Securities Act of 1933.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d)Exhibits: The following document is attached as an exhibit to this report on Form 8-K:


Exhibit No.




Press Release dated August 24, 2018.




Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.









Date: August 24, 2018




SpartanNash Company











/s/ Mark E. Shamber







Mark E. Shamber







Executive Vice President

Chief Financial Officer







(Principal Financial Officer)