MILWAUKEE -- Ulysses S. Grant was serving his second term as President of the United States and a pound of roasted coffee cost 7 cents when the company that would eventually become Roundy's was founded in 1872. y, now named Roundy, Peckham & Co., employed 60 store-level employees and 25 traveling salesmen, whose territory covered Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. In 1903, the company's first president, Charles J. Dexter, was elected. Under his watch, the first ...

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