Spartan Looks for Gains in '11

Operating in perhaps the most economically depressed region of the country, Spartan Stores here last week reported a 6% decline in comparable-store sales for its third fiscal quarter, and said comps could fall another 2%, to -8%, in the fourth fiscal quarter. By sometime in the company's next fiscal year, however, which begins at the end of next month, Spartan said it expects sales

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Operating in perhaps the most economically depressed region of the country, Spartan Stores here last week reported a 6% decline in comparable-store sales for its third fiscal quarter, and said comps could fall another 2%, to -8%, in the fourth fiscal quarter.

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