GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- For some, Pat Quinn's 12-year legacy as chief executive officer of Spartan Stores here is the doubling of the wholesaler's volume from $1.3 billion to about $2.6 billion, boosted by a number of acquisitions. ity. He refers to the remaking of the company's business practices. And he talks about the vision and planning that was geared to making the 80-year-old wholesaler competitive in the next century. "We were a good company, we just hadn't defined ourselves," said ...

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