SpartanNash Promotes Derek Tufts to Vice President, Human Resources

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Aug. 28, 2023 ~ SpartanNash, a food solutions company, has announced the promotion of Derek Tufts to Vice President, Human Resources. Tufts was hired in 2019 as Director, Human Resources for the Retail segment and was promoted to Senior Director, Human Resources of Corporate and Retail in 2022.

Nicole Zube, SpartanNash Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer said: "Derek has played a vital leadership role in ensuring the HR strategy and practices align to our People First culture, and we're proud to promote from within to extend his expertise to positively impact our Associate experience across the company."

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During his tenure at SpartanNash, Tufts was instrumental in keeping the Company's retail stores open and safe during the pandemic. He also led a project team to update the Company's Associate relations process and acted as a coach and advisor for many Associates and leaders. In his new role, he will focus on developing and training Human Resources Business Partners; driving retention and reducing turnover; partnering with the centers of excellence in HR; and improving overall HR business-facing operations.

Tufts brings over 25 years of extensive human resources experience in employee relations, development and retention for global retailers including Toys "R" Us, OfficeMax and Art Van Furniture. He earned his undergraduate degree from Eastern Michigan University. He currently resides in Grand Rapids, Mich., with his family.
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