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Fry's Food Stores co-founder dies at 92
Charles (Chuck) Fry, co-founder of Fry's Food Stores — now a Kroger subsidiary — died Jan. 20. He was 92. Mr. Fry and his brother, Don, founded Fry's Food Stores in 1955 in Richmond, CA. Mr. Fry was described as a visionary, and he and his brother grew their grocery store chain from one to many, always striving for great quality at a good price. They eventually sold the company to Kroger, and according to family Mr. Fry "enjoyed... Read more

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North Shore Living upgrades its organic growing system
For the past five years, North Shore Living has been working with its own in-house research scientist to improve the fertilizer used in the production of its organic herb program. And it has finally succeeded. Suzette Overgaag, who founded the Thermal, CA company with her husband, Leo, more than 30 years ago, said that while they have been selling organic herbs... Read more

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Kurt Zuhlke & Associates  leading the way with clamshells
Today’s produce customers are becoming more and more knowledgeable about the food they purchase—largely due to trends like organic, farm to table and the foodie craze—and that means they want the very best products to include in their diets. That has made clamshell packaging of vital importance and when it comes to clamshells, Kurt Zuhlke & Associates remains... Read more

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Hamburg Süd chief to retire
Frank Smet, chief commercial officer of Hamburg Süd, will be going into retirement at the end of March after roughly 27 years with the company. Smet, who has been working in the shipping industry for over 40 years — including in Brazil, Chile, Australia and Hong Kong — has been a member of Hamburg Süd’s... Read more