NORTHFIELD, Ill. -- John William Allen, former chairman and chief executive officer of J.W. Allen & Co., Chicago, was mourned at a memorial service after his death this month at the age of 76. Allen was a fourth-generation owner of the bakery ingredients company, serving as president and chief executive officer from 1965 to 1993 and then as chairman until his retirement in 1998. He is credited by many within the industry with helping to develop in-store bakeries within supermarkets and ...
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