Of the many things in the supermarket industry accomplished by Ralph Ketner, he's proudest of the fact that those accomplishments made millionaires of the original investors in a small business he co-founded. Those investors — 122 individuals who pledged between $50 and $1,000 to help start the business then known as Food Town and today known as Food Lion — came right out of the local phone book in Ketner's home town of Salisbury, N.C. And a similar sense of ...

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