NORWALK, Conn. -- Kenneth P. Partch, 77, a longtime grocery trade-press editor, died here Dec. 1 of heart failure.
He moved into covering the grocery trade in 1955 with Chain Store Age. His career also included stints at Food Topics, Chain Store Age Supermarket and Supermarket Business. For a time he was also a consultant and marketing director for the Grocery Manufacturers of America, Washington. He retired from Supermarket Business in 1993, but continued as editor-at-large, writing a column and articles until last year, when the publication was discontinued.