Spartan Stores Declares Quarterly Dividend

  Spartan Stores Declares Quarterly Dividend

Business Wire

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- October 18, 2012

Spartan Stores, Inc., (Nasdaq:SPTN) a leading regional grocery distributor and
retailer, announced today that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly
cash dividend of $0.08 per common share. The dividend is payable on December
18, 2012 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on December 4,
2012. As of October 17, 2012 there were 21,754,626 common shares outstanding.

About Spartan Stores

Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Spartan Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq:SPTN) is the
nation's tenth largest grocery distributor with 1.4 million square feet of
warehouse, distribution, and office space located in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
The Company distributes more than 40,000 private and national brand products
to approximately 375 independent grocery locations in Michigan, Indiana and
Ohio, and to 97 corporate owned stores located in Michigan, including Family
Fare Supermarkets, Glen's Markets, D&W Fresh Markets, VG's Food and Pharmacy,
and Valu Land.


Spartan Stores, Inc.
Investor Contact:
Dave Staples
Executive Vice President & CFO
Media Contact:
Jeanne Norcross
Vice President Corporate Affairs
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