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D&W has had a face-lift. In 2006, shortly after acquiring D&W Food Centers' 16 upscale supermarkets for $45 million, Spartan Stores, Grand Rapids, Mich., embarked on a store-by-store rejuvenation project for the banner. The retailer enlarged some locations to make extra room in produce, deli, bakery and seafood departments. Several were converted to other banners. One was sold off to an independent

D&W has had a face-lift.

In 2006, shortly after acquiring D&W Food Centers' 16 upscale supermarkets for $45 million, Spartan Stores, Grand Rapids, Mich., embarked on a store-by-store rejuvenation project for the banner.

The retailer enlarged some locations to make extra room in produce, deli, bakery and seafood departments. Several were converted to other banners. One was sold off to an independent chain.

Despite the need for such extensive alterations, D&W

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