DALLAS — Ronald E. Johnson, the veteran grocery executive who spent 18 months as chief executive officer of Minyard Food Stores here, is suing the company for $600,000, claiming breach of contract and a “libel suit that's growing every day,” his lawyer, David J. Sacks of Houston, told SN last week. Minyard's owners disagree, and in a countersuit claim Johnson wasted millions in company resources by employing cronies and taking kickbacks, among other things. Johnson was hired as CEO of ...

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