GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Spartan Stores here said last week retail and distribution sales grew for the second consecutive quarter, and the company also said it had its first operating profit in a year. During a conference call with industry analysts to discuss results for the second quarter and first half ended Sept. 13, Craig Sturken, Spartan's president and chief executive officer, said, "We are pleased to report that our positive retail and distribution sales momentum continued." Sturken ...

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