PURCHASE CITED IN SPARTAN RECORD SALES

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Spartan Stores here said the acquisition of J.F. Walker Co. last November helped boost sales for the year ended March 26 to record levels.If the effect of an accounting change is excluded, income would have increased 26% or $1.5 million in fiscal 1994, Spartan said.J.F. Walker, a convenience-store distributor, contributed "a major portion" of the sales increase, James B. Meyer,

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Spartan Stores here said the acquisition of J.F. Walker Co. last November helped boost sales for the year ended March 26 to record levels.

If the effect of an accounting change is excluded, income would have increased 26% or $1.5 million in fiscal 1994, Spartan said.

J.F. Walker, a convenience-store distributor, contributed "a major portion" of the sales increase, James B. Meyer, Spartan's senior vice president and chief financial officer, said. At the t

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