MEYER TO RETIRE FROM SPARTAN NEXT YEAR

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- James B. Meyer, the longtime Spartan Stores executive who led the company's transition from a co-op to a publicly traded retailer/wholesaler operating 116 supermarkets and drug stores in Michigan and Ohio, last week said he planned to retire sometime next year.Jeanne Norcross, a company spokeswoman, told SN that Spartan was seeking a chief executive officer to replace Meyer,

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- James B. Meyer, the longtime Spartan Stores executive who led the company's transition from a co-op to a publicly traded retailer/wholesaler operating 116 supermarkets and drug stores in Michigan and Ohio, last week said he planned to retire sometime next year.

Jeanne Norcross, a company spokeswoman, told SN that Spartan was seeking a chief executive officer to replace Meyer, who also held the titles of president and chairman of the board and had recently taken

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