In 2001, the industry lost several food distribution executives who helped lead the industry to where it is today. Those who died include the following: ate member of the founding family of Giant Food, Landover, Md. Morton Wolfson, 81, owner of a ShopRite in Lincoln Park, N.J. February: Basilio DiGregorio, 88, founder of California Supermarkets, Gallup, N.M. Joseph Obuchina Jr., 76, who worked as vice president at A. Duda & Sons, Oviedo, Fla. March: Norman Leevers, 87, owner of an ...

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