Nash Finch & Co.

Nash Finch & Co supplies food products and support services to a variety of merchandising formats including extreme value stores, supermarkets, multicultural stores, and military commissaries. Their core business of food distribution serves military commissaries, and independent retailers in 36 states. They also serve the Azores, Cuba, the District of Columbia in the U.S., Egypt, Europe, and Puerto Rico.

About Nash Finch & Co

Nash Finch & Co has been in business for over 125 years. Fred Nash opened his first small store in Devil’s Lake, North Dakota back in 1885. His store was a success and within a year, he purchased a second store in Park River, and soon a third, again in Devil’s Lake.

The first opportunity for expansion really came in 1904, when the Nash brothers Edgar and Willis decided to buy a wholesale house, Minot Grocery Company. In 1912, the Nash brothers also purchased White Brothers & Crumb Company, which included vast orchards and ranches for fruit production. This purchase is what allowed them to enter into the business of growing, packing and shipping their own fruit.

Even now, the business is still growing and continuing to be innovative with their business decisions. For example, the first Family Fresh Market opened in Hudson, Wisconsin in 2008. This store features premium organic and natural products, service meat, and high-end produce. They also acquired three more distribution centers in 2009.

Brands

Our Family – this is an extensive line of high quality products.

Nash Brothers Trading Company – this line features organic, natural, and premium products. To produce these products the company utilizes sustainable and healthy farming practices. They also carry strict guidelines for their natural products.

Value Choice – this product line offers an economical alternative that is comparable to other regional products.

Our Family Labels for Learning – this is a program designed to help students in the region to receive additional funding for their schools. The UPC bar codes on certain products can be redeemed by the schools in the area for funds.

Stats

Annual Sales – by the end of the fiscal year 2010, the company reached $5.2 billion in total sales. That is $572 million in retail, $2,655 million in wholesale, and $1,985 million in military distributions.

States Serviced – Nash Finch & Co currently operates in eight states.

  • Colorado
  • Nebraska
  • Iowa
  • Ohio
  • Wisconsin
  • Minnesota
  • North Dakota
  • South Dakota

Stores

Currently the company has 54 stores total.

Community

Nash Finch & Co operates the NFC Foundation, which supports nonprofit organizations in the areas in which the associates of the company live and work. The foundation is most concerned with serving the hungry. Every month Nash Finch volunteers serve meals through Loaves & Fishes, which is a local hunger relief agency located in the Twin Cities, Minnesota. Another main focus of NFC is assisting organizations that provide shelter to homeless. The foundation also supports the Special Olympics of Minnesota and its Feeding Imagination program that has resulted in the donation of more than 115,000 K-6 books to schools and nonprofit organizations.

Banners: AVANZA, Buy ‘n Save, Econofoods, Sun Mart, Family Thrift Center, and Wholesale Food Outlet

12 Comments

  1. Noel February 1, 2017 at 7:12 pm - Reply

    I am not happy with you rearanging your store every few weeks so I have to wonder around the whole store to find one item.
    I have shopped at this store for years and if this does not stop I will most definately go to another store!!!!!
    I mentioned this to your managers and they said they would contact me and they never did.

  2. Mary Diane McFarland July 19, 2016 at 5:25 am - Reply

    I’m a person with chronic pain issues, and I have a massaging neck pillow that I can’t live without. In the past, batteries have lasted 12 hours- up to two days. It doesn’t matter what brand, or how much they cost. I’ve found that the Our Family brand will last for several days, and will regenerate after a short rest. YAY! This may not seem like such a big deal, but when you’re on a fixed income and having to buy batteries at the rate of a minimum of 60 per month, it really adds up. Anyway, I just wanted to thank you for making your batteries so efficient. I do my shopping at Gale’s, in Hart, Michigan.

  3. BRUCE JONES February 18, 2016 at 10:37 pm - Reply

    I SHOP AT YOUR B&F FOOD STORE IN NEDERLAND COLO ……I WAS SURPRIZED TO SEE THAT YOU OUR FAMILY BRAND 46OZ CAN OF TOMATO JUICE IS BEING CHANGED TO TOMATO JUICE FROM CONCENTRATE….THERE IS A BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO………MAINLY MORE WATER…..I USE THE REAL TOMATO JUICE FOR SOUPS AND STEWS AND CHILI AND ALSO JUST TO DRINK……..YOU COULD EVEN CHARGE MORE FOR THE REAL JUICE BRUCE

  4. Laurie Carlisle October 7, 2015 at 2:22 pm - Reply

    My great grandfather came up with the Our Family Slogan years ago. I have quite a bit of Nash Finch stuff that I want to donate to their museum if they have one.
    Thanks
    Laurie

  5. Chuck Smith March 16, 2015 at 9:11 pm - Reply

    Does your group make or sell a “head cheese” lunchmeat? If so, would any of those outlets sell the product in the “Twin Cities” area?

  6. Elaine Lorntson February 12, 2015 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    Does the sunmart store in minot stock our family jalapeño
    Stuffed olives marinated in herbs & Chardonnay?

  7. Lee jeffres January 4, 2015 at 9:29 am - Reply

    At one time I could buy Brewers malt from a jack & Jill store in Burwell ne. I would. Like to know if this can still be bought from your stores. I believe it was past blue ribbon. Thank you

  8. John Barrett. October 9, 2014 at 10:55 am - Reply

    Sometime ago I cleaned out an apartment where the previous tenants moved out and they left behind a lot of items. Which meant I had the first pickings to anything I wanted. Came upon a food item that I read the best used date on the package and became concerned when I saw the expiration date; Jul 1902A, product code number (UPC)-7025346789, Navy Beans. Written on the inside facing backwards is 1 85316. Unless I’m reading it wrong, this product is twelve years old. What’s the story on the date and is it still good enough to eat?

  9. Dolores Bansek September 10, 2014 at 4:53 pm - Reply

    I’d like to know why the labels of Our Family grocery products does not indicate what country these foods come from or where they are canned/processed, etc. Other company labels state if their product comes from the U.S. or China or other countries. I refuse to buy any product where this is not indicated. Please consider doing so as a sign of respect to your customers. Thank you.

    • Wendy Torrence October 29, 2014 at 4:28 pm - Reply

      You think that is a sign of disrespect? Take a look at products like store brand nuts and dried fruit. It will say “Product of Canada” big and bold. What this actually means id that China exports its pesticide riddled fruit to Canada where it is packaged and sold as if it was grown in Canada. Can you even imagine why this country would import dried apples from China?

  10. Patrick Selzler May 14, 2014 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    Hi:
    Me and my children would like to get some information. We have been talking about opening a grocery store here in Bismarck, ND. Could you have someone contact me so we can get the info we are looking for years ago I worked in The warehouse market store that was here and I’ve worked in grocery stores and other retail for the last 35 years and my 2 children have been working at kmart for over 5 years. We believe this town could handle another store.

  11. rose bond April 18, 2014 at 10:56 am - Reply

    Are you going to put a store in Dickinson, ND? If so, when.

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