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If you want to shop at Martin’s you’ll have to wear a mask

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Martin’s Super Markets is now requiring customers and associates wear face masks or face coverings, with exception to people who have a medical condition which prohibits them from doing so.

According to a statement from Martin’s parent company, they are also requiring masks for workers at their distribution center and service center workers, truck drivers and vendors who enter their stores.

The mask rule will be in effect until they are notified it is no longer necessary.

Below is the full release:

To our family of valued store guests,

There is no doubt that COVID-19 has brought tremendous change to our lives, and yet each day we see the resiliency of our associates, store guests and other essential workers answering the call to meet our communities’ collective needs. For some, this means serving on the front lines. For others, providing behind-the-scenes services to keep our communities running. For all, it is following prevention, social distancing and safety measures to help contain the spread of the virus.

This week, we are asking for your continued support to ensure the safety of the communities where we live, work and serve.

Beginning April 27, we are requiring our store guests and associates wear face masks or face coverings while in our retail stores, unless they have a medical condition which prohibits them from doing so. We are also requiring these measures for all our distribution center and service center associates, truck drivers and vendors who enter our facilities. This requirement will remain in effect until we are notified by officials that such precautions are no longer necessary.

For several weeks, SpartanNash has been encouraging our associates to wear face coverings as well as conducting daily onsite health screenings at all locations to ensure associates are symptom-free as they begin their workday or shift. Going forward, during the health screening, associates will have the opportunity to receive their company-provided facemask or update the health screener that they have their own face mask/covering.

We recognize this change may be difficult for some, but we trust our store guests and associates will do the right thing out of the safety and best interest for all.

It is impossible to fully express the depth of my gratitude and how proud I am for the commitment everyone is making during these most uncertain and unprecedented times.

For more than 100 years, our company has been a trusted provider of grocery products,and we take this responsibility very seriously.I have no doubt that we will prevail together throughout this pandemic.

Thank you for your continued trust in our company.

Dennis Eidson

Interim President and CEO

A full list of SpartanNash COVID-19 initiatives is listed on

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Chris Matheis April 28, 2020 at 2:58 pm

Guess I’ll be shopping elsewhere.

Larry & Barbara Poehlman April 28, 2020 at 8:02 pm

My wife and I have shopped in Granger store for over 15 years we have no masks and don’t know where to buy any so I guess we will have to start shopping elsewhere. We are older seniors and have attempted to stay home as much as possible but we need to get groceries.

H April 29, 2020 at 10:33 am

Come on read the article more slowly it says “or face coverings ” here some thoughts cut the sleeve off a tshirt it works great or a bandanna if you have one. Im sure either of these would fulfill the requirements

Casket April 30, 2020 at 12:05 am

Or just go somewhere else. I typed this slowly for you 🙂

Kathy Csrnar April 30, 2020 at 1:01 am

This is against my beliefs. It is to late for this. I’ve been there 100 x’s since the start.
I will not wear one because I can’t and refuse to waste my money on them


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