NEW YORK — On the anniversary of being named chief executive officer of Spartan Stores five years ago, Craig Sturken, who is also chairman, rang the opening bell at the Nasdaq stock exchange here last week. Accompanying him were the top 20 executives from the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer-wholesaler and their spouses. “Five years ago, we were an unstable company with declining sales, a high debt level and shrinking market share,” Sturken said in opening remarks. “Today, we are a ...

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