SPARTAN TO BUY D&W FOOD CENTERS

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Spartan Stores and D&W Food Centers are getting back together again.Spartan late last month said it planned to close a purchase of the 20-store independent chain in March, paying $45 million in cash plus some inventory costs. Spartan said the deal would provide $200 million in annual sales and be accretive to its earnings within 12 months of the closing date.Both Spartan and

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Spartan Stores and D&W Food Centers are getting back together again.

Spartan late last month said it planned to close a purchase of the 20-store independent chain in March, paying $45 million in cash plus some inventory costs. Spartan said the deal would provide $200 million in annual sales and be accretive to its earnings within 12 months of the closing date.

Both Spartan and D&W are based here, and worked together in a distributor-customer

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