CHICAGO — Marsh H. Blackburn, the former chairman and chief executive officer of Sales Force Cos., died last month at age 82 of heart failure. As the head of Sales Force Cos., Blackburn was an industry pioneer in transforming the company into a multi-regional food brokerage, said Mark Baum, the former CEO of the National Food Brokers Association. “He was a towering figure in the industry,” said Baum, noting that Blackburn served a “wonderful ombudsman” on ...

REGISTER TO VIEW THIS ARTICLE - Register for a Free Account

WhyRegisterfor FREE?

Registering for content on Supermarket News will give youINSTANTaccess to invaluable articles and media content that industry professionals rely on. You will have access to our special reports, feature articles, and industry analysis. It’sFREE, easy and quick. What are you waiting for!In addition you will also receive a complimentary copy of SN's salary survey sent to you by email.

Click here to read the FAQ page if you have any questions (opens in a new window)

Attention Paid Print Subscribers: While you have already been grantedfreeaccess to SNwe ask that youregister now.We promise it will only take a few minutes! Or visit your profile and add your print magazine account number and zip code.

Already registered? here.