GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Spartan Stores here said overall sales rose while a series of nonrecurring items resulted in lower earnings for the first quarter ended June 17. t expects to become a publicly traded company the day after the closing under the ticker symbol SPTN. Overall sales at Spartan for the 12-week first quarter rose 6% to $725.6 million, while net income fell 24.5% to $3.7 million. The company said the earnings decline was the result of nonrecurring items in last year's first ...

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