GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- A strong focus on Center Store is one key strategy that Spartan is using to ensure its profitability and competitiveness into the next century. "We are very bullish on Center Store," said Kevin Schlosser, vice president of sales and marketing for Spartan Stores, the 8th-largest wholesaler in the United States, here. Spartan supplies about 400 independent supermarkets and 44 corporate stores out of two distribution centers in Detroit and Grand Rapids. One of Spartan's ...

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