GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Spartan Stores here last week said driving top-line growth remains a struggle amid the difficult economic conditions in Michigan and increasing supercenter competition, although trends may be improving. Despite posting a 4.4% decline in comparable-store sales for the fiscal third quarter, excluding gas, Spartan said it sees some reasons for optimism — comp-store trends improved from the second to third quarter, and the trend accelerated early in the fourth quarter. “I ...

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