SpartanNash rethinks grocery shopping with digital-age stores

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) - Family Thrift Center remodeled and transitioned this summer to open the Family Fare after investing over $5 million.

Family Fare cut the ribbons and hosted a grand re-opening celebration of both the Bakken Park and East Saint Patrick locations to replace the Family Thrift Center stores.

The redesigned stores now offer a wider produce section, expanded deli and bakery, a sushi bar and a new Starbucks Kiosk.

SpartanNash also introduced grocery shopping in the digital age where customers can shop online and pickup in the store as well as strictly digital ways to save.

"I think all the different offerings like we have the fast lane, the click in, the internet shopping, how there's a lot more digital offers, a lot more advanced technology for the customers to get some great offers, and to see the customers, how they accept and receive the expanded variety in all the departments and the whole store as well," store manager Kevin Uchytil said.

SpartanNash also celebrated the stores’ opening with a $4,300 donation to Feeding South Dakota as well as several other donations to other community non-profits.