MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Funeral services have been held here for Lex Sewell, 64, co-owner of Memphis-based Sewell-Allen, the largest franchisee of the Piggly Wiggly supermarket brand in Tennessee. rst met in 1956 when Sewell entered the Kroger Co., Cincinnati, management program and Allen was managing a Greenwood, Miss., grocery store. Sewell went into business for himself in 1971, and in 1980, Sewell and Allen decided to pursue a joint business venture, purchasing a Safeway store and forming ...

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