SPARTAN ADDS UPSCALE SETS TO HEAT UP HOUSEWARES

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Spartan Stores, based here, is introducing new Kitchen Gallery sets to spur housewares sales at its 450-member stores.Kitchen Gallery planograms, which contain some 297 stockkeeping units, began going into stores last month. According to Kevin Nicholas, Spartan's general merchandise buyer, the new sets were developed to generate higher impulse turns."The format is a store-within-a-store

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Spartan Stores, based here, is introducing new Kitchen Gallery sets to spur housewares sales at its 450-member stores.

Kitchen Gallery planograms, which contain some 297 stockkeeping units, began going into stores last month. According to Kevin Nicholas, Spartan's general merchandise buyer, the new sets were developed to generate higher impulse turns.

"The format is a store-within-a-store concept and a destination that offers upscale choices," said Nicho

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