GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Spartan Stores here reported sales and earnings increases for the fiscal year ended March 25. Spartan, a private company, does not report quarterly results. During the fiscal year, sales for the retailer-owned wholesaler/distributor rose 14.6% to $2.5 billion from $2.2 billion. Net earnings increased 26.8% to $9 million from $7.1 million. Spartan attributed the sales increase to the addition of J.F. Walker Co., a convenience store wholesaler the company purchased in ...

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