Tyler King has joined the executive team at SpartanNash with his promotion to vice president of finance and finance business partner for the distributor’s retail segment.
SpartanNash said Monday that King, previously senior director of finance, now will serve as an adviser to the retail business and provide strategic input to help the company’s 148 supermarkets reach financial goals and company objectives. He reports to Jason Monaco, executive vice president and chief financial officer.
King had served as senior director of finance since November 2020. He started as SpartanNash in 2007 as manager of retail inventory and then served as director of retail inventory from 2015 to 2018 and as director of retail accounting from 2018 to 2020. King came to SpartanNash from Borders Group Inc., where he spent over nine years, most recently as associate director of finance.
Overall, SpartanNash owns and operates grocery stores in Michigan, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin under the banners Family Fare, Martin’s Super Markets, D&W Fresh Market, VG’s Grocery, Dan’s Supermarket, Econofoods, Family Fresh Market, Forest Hills Foods, No Frills Supermarkets, Sun Mart Foods, Supermercado Nuestra Familia and Valu Land.
The retail unit, whose sales are up 12.1% on a two-year basis through the second quarter, is led by Tom Swanson, executive vice president and general manager of corporate retail.
“Tyler’s experience in delivering strong company financials has helped SpartanNash’s retail business segment establish a go-forward strategy that is grounded in sound financial decisions,” Monaco said in a statement. “As a part of our people-first culture, we recognize potential and are committed to growing top talent. We are excited for this next step in Tyler’s career with SpartanNash as we continue to drive the customer growth strategy and operational excellence.”
The promotion of King marks the third financial team appointment announced by Grand Rapids, Mich.-based SpartanNash this year. In March, Monaco joined the company as CFO, coming over from Cornerstone Chemical Co., and Todd Riksen was promoted vice president and corporate controller upon the retirement of Tammy Hurley, vice president, finance and chief accounting officer.