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.