GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Retailer and distributor Spartan Stores recently hosted its third annual Fresh Experience show, attracting more than 265 vendors and food brokers to the DeVos Place convention center here. “Build it and they will come,” Alan Hartline, Spartan Stores' executive vice president of merchandising and marketing, told SN. “The folks that were responsible for the booths, the attendees that come to the show — we were delighted with the ...

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