Spartan Buys Felpausch, Eyes Farmer Jack Sites

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. Spartan Stores here is adding another independent chain to its roster with the acquisition of 20 Felpausch Food Centers from G&R Felpausch Co. Despite persistent speculation to the contrary, however, Spartan has no interest in acquiring the Farmer Jack chain, but it may help some of its customers buy a few of the 66 Farmer Jacks that remain, according to Craig Sturken, Spartan's

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Spartan Stores here is adding another independent chain to its roster with the acquisition of 20 Felpausch Food Centers from G&R Felpausch Co.

Despite persistent speculation to the contrary, however, Spartan has no interest in acquiring the Farmer Jack chain, but it may help some of its customers buy a few of the 66 Farmer Jacks that remain, according to Craig Sturken, Spartan's chairman, president and chief executive officer.

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