ABINGDON, Va. -- From a single Piggly Wiggly store in the coal-mining region of southwestern Virginia, K-VA-T Food Stores here is about to mark its 50-year anniversary as a 90-store powerhouse in the Appalachian region of Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee. The guiding force behind the company is Jack C. Smith, chairman and surviving founder. At 80, he still keeps his hand in the business while leaving day-to-day operations to his son, Steve Smith, president and chief executive ...
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