SPARTAN PLANS A RETURN TO OWNERSHIP OF RETAIL UNITS

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Spartan Stores here is revisiting retail store ownership for the first time in about 10 years.The wholesaler plans to acquire retail stores in a move geared to boost financial performance and improve efficiencies in the face of a quickly consolidating industry."The most significant change being adopted to accelerate growth is the acquisition of retail stores," said James B.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Spartan Stores here is revisiting retail store ownership for the first time in about 10 years.

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