VG's - Michigan's beloved grocery chain
VG’s Grocery is a small Michigan-based chain of grocery stores and pharmacies. Known for its family atmosphere and familiar shopping experience, VG’s is the go-to grocery stop for the small towns it serves. With a fine selection of premium meats and cheeses, produce, frozen and bakery items, VG’s customers always know they’re getting top-notch quality. Dairy items, household products, and an extensive beverage section are also on offer, which includes a great selection of wine and beer. The grocery store chain prides itself in supporting local businesses, boasting more than 3,000 Michigan-grown and produced products in its inventory. The chain also maintains pharmacies that provide over-the-counter and prescription medicine, as well as a rewards program for frequent shoppers.
VG's - Community's best friend
Founder Russ Van Gilder opened his first VG’s store in Clio, MI in 1961, after being in the grocery business since 1950. Short for the family name that started it all, VG's always had a huge impact on the communities it served. The Van Gilder family became known for hiring thousands of local residents and providing the small-town, family atmosphere in their grocery stores to both customers and employees, which set them apart and won the hearts of many locals. In 2008, the chain saw a switch in ownership to SpartanNash, a long-time VG supplier. But not much has changed - the Van Gilder family remains active in the community, and their 17 grocery stores and 15 pharmacies still very much feels like “home”.