Deflation slows 4Q sales at SpartanNash

Deflation slows 4Q sales at SpartanNash

Increased price deflation in fresh categories contributed to a 3.3% sales decrease for SpartanNash during the fiscal fourth quarter, although cost reductions kept the bottom line safe, the company said Wednesday.

For the quarter, which ended Jan. 2, sales of $1.77 billion were down 3.3% from the same period last year, when adjusted for an extra week in last year's fourth quarter. Net earnings of $16.7 million improved by

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