BRT Olympics – Where celebration, competition and just plain fun happens!!!

It was another incredibly fun day at BRT as we competed in our 2nd Annual BRT Olympic Games!

This year we stepped it up with our line of events to ensure that every associate would want to participate.  From Nintendo to Chair Racing, we shared a ton of laughs while cheering on our teammates.

“I look forward to the BRT Olympics every year, because it allows me to learn more about my co-workers from other departments, which normally, I would not be in direct communication with. It provides a place where you can compete with/against others, allowing for fun-spirited rivalries and new friendships.  Let’s be honest, where else can you answer “How was your work day” with “Not too bad, we played Mario Kart on Nintendo 64”’ — Nick Schwartz, Consultant, Account Management.

This year, each team chose a country to represent.  Everyone was encouraged to wear their country’s attire and learn their National Anthem.  You will notice in the pictures below, attire was embraced, but we didn’t have any volunteers to sing…….

“In a culture that strives for excellence in both work and wellness, this event is perfect,” said Emily Karaff, Manager of Billing & Settlement.  “Not only do we compete in teams (one person from each department), we also build internal relationships with each other through teamwork and celebration.”

At BRT we work hard to support our customers every day, but we also know it’s invaluable to support each other.  Regardless of the day’s stressors, who wouldn’t want to enjoy a good game of “Peer Pong”!!!!

SmartWay Partner

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Recognizing BRT for working toward more cost-effective and environmentally efficient freight transportation

Food Logistics Top Green Providers List for 2017


Food Logistics — 2015, 2016, 2017

Recognizing BRT for enhancing sustainability within the food
and beverage industry



Thursday, June 29, 2017

Meredith Gremel, Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Communications, 616-878-2830

BRT named to Food Logistics’ Top Green Providers list for 2017

INDIANAPOLIS – SpartanNash, the nation’s fifth largest food distributor, announced its managed freight business, BRT, has been named a 2017 Top Green Provider by Food LogisticsFood Logistics is a publication dedicated to covering the movement of product through the global food supply chain.

Located in Indianapolis, BRT offers dry and refrigerated freight services, full truckload (FTL) and less than truck load (LTL) services, warehousing and load consolidation across industries. It specializes in produce, food and beverage transportation and brings that “just-in-time” perishable goods mindset to each and every shipment. The company is part of SpartanNash’s food distribution business segment.

“We are honored to be named among the country’s top green providers, because it reaffirms our commitment to environmental sustainability,” said David Frizzell, President, BRT and Senior Vice President, SpartanNash. “At BRT, we deliver high-service logistics in an efficient and sustainable way.”

Food Logistics’ annual Top Green Providers recognizes companies whose products, services, or exemplary leadership is enhancing sustainability within the food and beverage industry. Each year, the criteria for earning a spot on the list become more stringent for applicants.

This is the second consecutive year BRT has been named to the Top Green Providers list.

BRT was selected as a Top Green Provider for its participation in EPA’s SmartWay Carbon Disclosure Project; its LEED-certified facility, which uses solar panels, rainwater recapture, LED lighting retrofit and other sustainability measures; and going beyond industry standards for environmental stewardship.

BRT was also recognized by Food Logistics for its future sustainability goals and including its sustainability efforts and results on its website.

“The future viability of the world’s food supply chain is dependent upon our ability to integrate sustainability from farm to fork,” says Lara L. Sowinski, editorial director. “Transportation and logistics comprise a significant part of that supply chain, and we commend those companies in our industry that embrace their role as environmental stewards, while raising the sustainability bar for their peers.”


About SpartanNash
SpartanNash (Nasdaq: SPTN) is a Fortune 400 company whose core businesses include distributing grocery products to independent grocery retailers, national accounts, its corporate-owned retail stores and U.S. military commissaries. SpartanNash serves customer locations in 47 states and the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Bahrain and Egypt. SpartanNash currently operates 151 supermarkets, primarily under the banners of Family Fare Supermarkets, Family Fresh Market, D&W Fresh Market and SunMart. Through its MDV military division, SpartanNash is the leading distributor of grocery products to U.S. military commissaries.

About Food Logistics
Food Logistics is published by AC Business Media, a business-to-business media company that provides targeted content and comprehensive, integrated advertising and promotion opportunities for some of the world’s most recognized B2B brands. Its diverse portfolio serves the construction, logistics, supply chain and other industries with print, digital and custom products, events and social media.