Nash Finch Company (Nasdaq: NAFC - news), a Minneapolis-based food retailer and distributor, today announced the company has earned the business of several customers representing more than $40 million in sales on an annual basis. This is in addition to the previously announced significant new business gains in July and August that exceeded $320 million in annualized sales.

Among the independent retailers presently selecting NFC as the primary food distributor for their stores are:
  • Brodak's, a three-store supermarket retailer with stores in southwestern Pennsylvania;

  • Lueken's, a three-store supermarket retailer with stores in Minnesota and North Dakota;

  • Maus Foods, a single-store independent retailer in Monticello, Minn.
"We continue to gain new business due to our strong, efficient food distribution network and value-added offerings, such as our partnership with Catalina Marketing Corporation and exclusive signature products available only to NFC customers," stated Ron Marshall, president and CEO. "I welcome our new customers and am pleased that they chose Nash Finch Company as the best food distributor to service their needs."

Nash Finch Company is one of the largest food distribution companies in the country with $4.1 billion in annual sales. The company owns and operates a retail store base of 123 supermarkets, principally under the Econofoods, Sun Mart and Family Thrift Center trade names. Independent retailers and military commissaries in approximately 30 states are key customers of food and related products from Nash Finch. Further information is available on the company's Web site at www.nashfinch.com