CINCINNATI -- Services were held here last week for Jacob E. Davis, former Kroger chairman, president and chief executive officer, who died the previous week at age 97. Davis had already been a county prosecutor, member of the Ohio state legislature, judge and U.S. congressman when he joined Kroger as a vice president in 1944. Following the 1964 retirement of Joe Hall, who is credited with transforming Kroger from a network of mom-and-pop stores to a supermarket powerhouse, Davis succeeded ...
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