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Spartan Stores Partners with Governor to Help Support Military Members and their Families

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Jeanne Norcross, Spartan Stores Vice President Corporate Affairs, 616-878-2830

SPARTAN STORES PARTNERS WITH GOVERNOR TO HELP SUPPORT MILITARY MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES

Grand Rapids, Michigan – December 17, 2004 – Spartan Stores is pleased to announce “Operation Troop Connect” a statewide initiative to collect telephone calling cards for military members and their families. Operation Troop Connect is a partnership between the Governor’s Office and the State’s Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.

“During this season of giving, many Michigan families are looking for ways to say thank you to the military members and their families for the sacrifices they are making,” said Granholm. “This is one small way to let them know they are in our hearts and prayers this holiday season and that we appreciate what they do day in and day out to defend our liberties and freedom.”

Operation Troop Connect will collect calling cards at the 252 participating Spartan stores across the state from December 17 through January 3. Calling cards purchased for this effort should be up to 120 minutes. They will be distributed to Michigan National Guard and Reserve members and their families to help them stay connected with their loved ones throughout the years.

“Spartan Stores is proud to give our customers the opportunity to help Michigan’s military men and women and their families,” said Mary Dechow, director of Governments and regulatory affairs for Spartan Stores. “This is a great way for each and every one of us to say thank you to those who are giving so much for us through their service to our country.”

Through Operation Troop Connect, Spartan Stores will be collecting calling cards at all company owned Family Fare Supermarkets and Glen’s Markets, and participating independently owned and operated grocery stores, from Sault Ste. Marie to Niles. Some participating independent stores include Felpausch Food Centers, Harding’s Markets and VG’s Food Centers. For a complete list of all 252 stores participating visit www.spartanstores.com. Most stores will collect the phone cards at the customer service desk. Customers can look for the signs at participating stores and also purchase phone cards at most Spartan stores.

At the conclusion of this effort, stores will mail their donated cards to the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Family Program Center where they will be processed and distributed. Calling cards will be distributed to Michigan National Guard and Reserve members stationed overseas, troop members being deployed for duty and military families.

Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Spartan Stores, (NASDAQ: SPTN) is the nation’s eighth largest grocery distributor with warehouse facilities in Grand Rapids and Plymouth, Michigan. The Company distributes more than 40,000 private-label and national brand products to 330 independent grocery stores in Michigan. Spartan Stores also owns and operates 54 retail supermarkets and 21 deep-discount drug stores in Michigan and Ohio, including Family Fare Supermarkets, Glen's Markets, and The Pharm.
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The Pharm124 E. Front St.Adrian
Felpausch Food Center1406 North EatonAlbion
Village Express1596 LincolnAllegan
Village Market Food Centers100 Monroe St.Allegan
Family Fare Supermarket6101 Lake MI Dr.Allendale
Glen's Market1700 Wright Ave.Alma
McDonald's Food Ctr.721 N. Van Dyke Rd.Bad Axe
Harding's Market14 West Monroe StreetBangor
Felpausch Food Center1525 W. MichiganBattle Creek
Felpausch Food Center1603 Capital NEBattle Creek
Felpausch Food Center5700 Beckley Rd.Battle Creek
Felpausch Food Center294 HighlandBattle Creek
Orchard Park Foods5301 B. DriveBattle Creek
Glen's Market211 S. DivisionBellaire
Felpausch Food Center205 E. CapitalBellevue
Apple Valley9067 US 31Berrien Springs
Rueckert's Market8154 Main St. Box 327Birch Run
Borchardt Brothers628 W Adrian St Blissfield
Glen's Market430 N. Lake St.Boyne City
Harding's Market3681 Shawnee RdBridgman
VG's Food Center9870 E. Grand River Ave.Brighton
Harding's Market300 E. ElkhartBristol
Dan's Market714 E. Chicago Rd.Bronson
Ben's Super Market4436 W. Main St. Box 1Brown City
Harding's Market4710 Niles-BuchananBuchanan
VG's Food Center4165 E. Court St.Burton
Family Fare Supermarket701 68th St. SWByron Center
Family Fare Supermarket2245 84th St. SWByron Center
Glen's Market602 S MitchellCadillac
VG's Food Center1520 W. Caro Rd.Caro
Carson City Village Mkt1104 Wain StCarson City
Harding's Market445 E. Main StreetCassopolis
Family Fare Supermarket4175 17 Mile Rd.Cedar Spgs
Village Market Food Centers666 E. MainCentreville
Glen's Market103 Captain's Corner Charlevoix
Felpausch X-Press324 South CochranCharlotte
Glen's Market992 S. MainCheboygan
Franks Super Market1045 W. BroadChesaning
Glen's Market10350 S. Clare Ave.Clare
Sinclair's Market14377 EastClimax
VG's Food Center710 S. Mill StreetClio
Felpausch Food Center410 MarhsallColdwater
Harding's Market6577 Paw Paw Ave.Coloma
Village Market Food Centers31870 M 86Colon
D&S Food Center175 N. WashingtonConstantine
Family Fare Supermarket1181 W. RandallCoopersville
VG's Food Center8503 Davison Rd.Davison
Village Market Food Centers108 E. DelawareDecatur
Felpausch Food Center103 N. GroveDelton
Savon Foods1800 LivernoisDetroit
Family Fair Food Center700 CheneDetroit
Imperial Supermarket1940 E. Eight Mile Rd.Detroit
Krown Supermarket5800 CaniffDetroit
Banner Supermarket14424 Schafer Ave.Detroit
Apollo Market20250 W. Seven MileDetroit
Parkway Foods13210 E. JeffersonDetroit
Farmer's Central2411 Central Ave.Detroit
Indian Village Market8415 E. JeffersonDetroit
US Quality15690 Joy RoadDetroit
Fairway Foods16910 SchaefferDetroit
Mazen Foods12740 Gratiot AveDetroit
Mayfair Market9433 Grand RiverDetroit
Gateway Supermarket16231 Plymouth RoadDetroit
Tom Boy Supermarket4120 Second StreetDetroit
Harbortown Foods3472 E JeffersonDetroit
Saveway Plus Food Center13233 E. 7 Mile Rd.Detroit
Carl's Market143 East DriveDiamondale
Dick's Market1614 142nd Ave.Dorr
Felpausch Food Center56151 State Rte 51 SouthDowagiac
Harding's Market102 Park PlaceDowagiac
Riverside Market311 N. Oak St.Durand
Glen's Market240 S. Lake, POB 873East Jordan
Saveway Plus Food Center20900 GratiotEastpointe
Felpausch Food Center1411 S. MainEaton Rapids
Harding's Market6100 W. MainEau Claire
Jorgensen's Supermarket1111 E. MainEdmore
Harding's Market68977 M-62Edwardsburg
Foster's Market820 W. 77thEvert
Orchard Ten Quality Foods24065 Orchard Lake Rd.Farmington
Carrow's Mkt.2545 W. Cadillac Dr. Farwell
Fennville Main Street Market125 E. MainFennville
VG's Food Center18005 Silver ParkwayFenton
Ferndale foods600 W. 9 Mile Rd.Ferndale
Plaza Foods3402 Richfield RoadFlint
Denny's MarketG6007 Richfield Rd.Flint
Farah Khouri Market4644 Fenton Rd.Flint
Bueche 105 226 Main St.Flushing
Glen's Market1002 Forest AvenueFrankfort
Schott's Market16659 14 Mile Rd.Fraser
Pat's Food 7620 Midland Rd.Freeland
Harding's Market54 West MichiganGalesburg
Glen's Market829 W. Main, POB 580Gaylord
VG's Food Center7461 N. Gennessee Rd.Gennessee
Glen's Market1204 State St.Gladwin
Village Market Food Centers407 South State St.Gobles
Family Fare Supermarket1225 Leonard NEGrand Rapids
Family Fare Supermarket2755 Lake MI Dr.Grand Rapids
Family Fare Supermarket5241 Northland DriveGrand Rapids
Family Fare Supermarket6797 Cascade RoadGrand Rapids
Family Fare Supermarket1226 MadisonGrand Rapids
Felpausch Food Center720 S. Clinton St.Grand Ledge
D'Amicos Market1747 Plainfield NEGrand Rapids
Forest Hills Foods4668 Cascade Rd.Grand Rapids
Gordy's Market4241 DivisionGrand Rapids
Fulton Heights Foods2420 Eastern Ave.Grand Rapids
Parkside Foods1153 W. FultonGrand Rapids
Family Fare Supermarket3075 30th SWGrandville
Frank`s Shoprite400 Michigan Ave.Grass Lake
Glen's Market2470 S. I-75 Bus. LoopGrayling
Jorgensen's Supermarket1325 W. WashingtonGreenville
Alpine Food Center7420 E-M36 Box 459Hamburg
Hamilton Food Center3416 M-40Hamilton
Food Town690 State St.Harbor Beach
Vegas Market19700 Kelly Rd.Harper Woods
Glen's Market1570 N. Clare Ave.Harrison
Harding's MarketNorth Center StreetHartford
Felpausch Food Center127 S. MichiganHastings
Felpausch X-Press126 N. BroadwayHastings
Plumb's Valu-Rite Foods902 W State St. Hastings
Highland Foods Ctr.722 Highland Rd.Highland
Hillsdale Market House210 W. CarletonHillsdale
Family Fare Supermarket993 Butternut Dr.Holland
Family Fare Supermarket1185 S. WashingtonHolland
Family Fare Supermarket716 Chicago Dr.Holland
Holly Food Center15191 No. Holly Rd.Holly
Glen's Market3561 W Hghtn Lk Dr POB 699Houghton Lk
VG's Food Center2400 W. Grand River Ave.Howell
Bob's Market House325 RailroadHudson
Family Fare Supermarket5221 Cherry Ave.Hudsonville
Family Fare Supermarket6480 28th Ave.Hudsonville
Ken's Village Market6433 Barbara St.Indian River
Fred's Food Center438 Lincoln AveIonia
Felpausch Food Center2105 W. MichiganJackson
Felpausch Food Center512 N. Park StreetKalamazoo
Harding's Market618 North Riverview Dr.Kalamazoo
Harding's Market2626 East MainKalamazoo
Town & Country1824 Portage StreetKalamazoo
Harding's Market1000 E. Cork St.Kalamazoo
Harding's Market5161 West MainKalamazoo
Harding's Market6430 W. Stadium Dr.Kalamazoo
Harding's Market412 Howard StreetKalamazoo
Glen's Market784 S. Cedar, POB 940Kalkaska
Family Fare Supermarket6127 Kalamazoo SEKentwood
Foster's Market5760 W. Houghton LakeLake City
Carl's Market838 Fourth StreetLake Odessa
FoodTown 12427375 Secor Rd Lambertville
Westlund's Apple Market.2301 E. Grand RiverLansing
Vallarta Super Market312 Willow St.Lansing
Felpausch Food Center810 BellevueLeslie
Glen's Market5105 Co. Rd 612, POB 40Lewiston
Alpine Food Center604 W. Broad StLinden
Litchfield Thriftway453 Marshall St.Litchfield
Glen's Market619 N. WilliamsMancelona
Glen's Market1183 Manistee HwyManistee
VG's Food Center6764 S. River Rd.Marine City
Glen's Market401 S. Mill Rd.Marion
Save-A-Lot106 Redfield PlazaMarshall
Felpausch Food Center15900 W. Michigan Ave.Marshall
Save-A-Lot132 S. CedarMason
Felpausch X-Press132 S. CedarMason
Darrell's Market4520 W. Columbia Rd.Mason
Wingert's Food & Variety315 E. Main St.Mayville
Harding's Market510 S. MainMiddlebury
Glen's Market2026 N. SaginawMidland
Glen's Market305 Morenci, POB 549Mio
Riverside Market10236 Vienna Rd.Montrose
Borchardt Brothers248 W Main St Morenci
Pete's Market25870 S River RdMt Clemens
Muir Village Mkt278 W Maple Muir
Glen's Market425 East M-28Munising
Plumb's Valu-Rite Foods1680 E Apple Ave. Muskegon
Plumb's Valu-Rite Foods1663 W ShermanMuskegon
Plumb's Valu-Rite Foods120 E. BroadwayMuskegon Heights
Plumb's Valu-Rite Foods5200Whitehall Rd. N. Muskegon
Borchardt Brothers7880 Napoleon Rd Napoleon
Carl's Market999 Reed StreetNashville
VG's Food Center35248 23 Mile RdNew Baltimore
Plumb's Valu-Rite Foods193 W River Dr. Newaygo
Harding's Market1905 S. 11th StreetNiles
Tom's Food Markets105 E. NagonabaNorthport
Harding's Market114 S. Farmer St.Otsego
Bueche 104 400 N. Ortonville Rd.Ortonville
Glen's Market5463 N. Huron Rd.Oscoda
Denny's Market410 N. State St.Otisville
VG's Food Center1341 N. M-52 HighwayOwosso
Felpausch Food Center847 South KalamazooPaw Paw
Paw Paw Shopping Center308 E. MichiganPaw Paw
Glen's Market1163 U.S. 31 NorthPetoskey
Glen's Market1305 Spring St.Petoskey
Pinny Food Center704 S. Marble Bx 597Pinconning
Big Top Market533 Allegan St.Plainwell
Harding's Market135 AndersonPlainwell
VG's Food Center20 E. Walton Rd.Pontiac
Harding's Market3750 W. Center St.Portage
Harding's Market6330 S. WestnedgePortage
Tom's Food Center1462 E. Grand RiverPortland
Fate's Foods2566 9 Mile Rd.Remus
Harding's Market8900 Gull Rd.Richland
Glen's Market100 S. Bradley Hwy.Rogers City
Sheena's Market Place70920 VanDykeRomeo
Glen's Market409 N. Fifth St.Drawer BRoscommon
Glen's Market2626 N. M-33, POB 480Rose City
Glen's Market4284 I-75 Bus. SpurS.S. Marie
Jerry's Foodland35 KristianSandusky
Harding's Fresh Express139 Grand StreetSchoolcraft
Luke's Super Market8856 Unionville Rd.Sebewaing
Cherry Hill 424 N State St. Shelby
Weick's Foodtown71-124th Ave.Shelbyville
Sheridan Village Mkt617 S. Main St.Sheridan
Lakes Shore Market12633 East ChicagoSomerset Ctr.
Village Market Food Centers08337 M-140South Haven
Family Fare Supermarket565 S. State St.Sparta
Hutch's Food Center8025 M-60Spring Arbor
Franks Super Market115 E. Belle Ave.St. Charles
Glen's Market699 US 2, POB 188St. Ignace
Harding's Market2844 Niles AvenueSt. Joseph
Rogers Vineland Foods1155 VinelandSt. Joseph
Glen's Market533 S. Main St.Standish
Lakeshore Market43015 Hayes Rd.Sterling Heights
VG's Food Center40832 Ryan Rd.Sterling Heights
Ransom's Food Ctr.1001 S. ClintonStockbridge
Harding’s Fresh Express1717 E. Chicago RdSturgis
Fortune’s Shop Rite8024 Miller Rd.Swartz Creek
Linden Marketplace6514 S Linden RoadSwartz Creek
Save land Super Market8370 Pelham Rd.Taylor
FoodTown 12438926 Lewis Av Temperance
Harding's Market6832 US 12 WestThree Oaks
Village Market Food Centers16634 Enterprise DriveThree Rivers
Harding's Fresh Express808 West Michigan Ave.Three Rivers
Tom's Food Markets738 MunsonTraverse City
Tom's Food Markets1201 S. DivisionTraverse City
Tom's Food MarketsWest Bay Shopping CenterTraverse City
Tom's Food Markets1144 W. South AirportTraverse City
Glen's Market4144 US 31 SouthTraverse City
Glen's Market905 E. 8th StreetTraverse City
Harding's Market100 CharlotteUnion City
Central Shoprite500 GoodrichVassar
Felpausch Food Center120 W. PrairieVicksburg
Schooner Super Market21834 SchoonerWarren
Sys Market4680 E 9 Mile RdWarren
Tanta’s3515 CasabaWaterford
VG's Food Center7300 Highland Rd.Waterford
Harding's Market415 N. Main StreetWaterville
Harding's Market300 Reno Dr.Wayland
Gun Lake BP Amoco1515 PattersonWayland
Glen's Market2206 S. M-76, POB 145West Branch
Plumb's Valu-Rite Foods3271 E Colby St.Whitehall
Tom's Food Markets6353 US 31 NorthWilliamsburg
Felpausch Food Center151 W. Grand RiverWilliamston
Family Fare Supermarket1148 28th St. SWWyoming
Big Top Market3630 Clyde Park Ave.Wyoming
Family Fare Supermarket9479 Riley St. Zeeland