GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Spartan Stores here will turn its attention to improving its perimeter departments as part of its retail turnaround strategy, President and Chief Executive Officer Craig Sturken said last week. The retailer-distributor has appointed a new vice president of fresh merchandising to direct the effort, and has completed a "model store" showing product assortment and merchandising that Spartan's corporate store managers and independent customers will tour and discuss later ...

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