Grand Rapids. Mich. — Spartan Stores here last week said sales growth in its fiscal second quarter was driven by new business on both its retail and wholesale sides, but a tax-related charge dragged down net income for the period. The company said the acquisition of 20 Felpausch Food Centers earlier this year and comp-store sales growth of 2.8% (excluding fuel) helped drive second-quarter sales gains of 13.5%, to $627.1 million, compared with year-ago results. Incremental distribution ...

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