GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Why is a 77-year-old, $2.1 billion wholesaler like Spartan Stores here so worried about the fledgling third-party distributor Non-Stop Logistics? To hear Spartan President and Chief Executive Officer Patrick Quinn tell it, a company like San Francisco-based Non-Stop could threaten the wholesaler's very survival. "They clearly are looking at a system that will enable them to move product from manufacturer to retailer," Quinn began. "While they see us in it, they ...

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