WMU News

Gambino named to Spartan Stores board

Sept. 9, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- Frank M. Gambino, director of Western Michigan University's Food Marketing Program,, has been elected to the board of directors of Spartan Stores Inc.

Gambino, an associate professor of marketing at WMU, assumes the Spartan board seat previously held by former WMU President Elson S. Floyd.

Before joining the WMU faculty in 1984, Gambino accrued more than 15 years of experience in the retail food industry, with responsibility for merchandising, marketing and operations. He organizes and leads the annual conference that brings food industry leaders from around the nation to campus.
Spartan Stores Inc. is the nation's ninth largest grocery distributor. The company distributes more than 40,000 private-label and national brand products to 330 stores in Michigan. Spartan Stores also owns and operates 55 retail supermarkets and 21 deep-discount drug stores in Michigan and Ohio.

Media contact: Jessica English, 269 387-8400, jessica.english@wmich.edu

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