LAS VEGAS — The Women Grocers of America said here Tuesday its 2012 Woman of the Year is Barbara Thomas, director of training at K-VA-T Food Stores, Arlington, Va. The award recognizes an industry woman whose leadership has contributed to the success of her company. Thomas, who joined Food City as a part-time cashier in 1974, was personally selected in 1979 by Jack Smith, founder of the company, to oversee the chain's training program. According to Peter Larkin, president and ...

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