INDUSTRY MOURNS BOB BACKOVICH NEWARK, Del. — Robert G. Backovich, decorated U.S. Marine and 40-year veteran of Safeway Stores, who retired as the company's vice president of produce and floral in 1993, died on June 30 at the age of 76. An announcement was made by the Produce Marketing Association here, where he held leadership roles throughout his career, including chairman of the board, chairman of PMA's Nutritional Task Force and convention chairman. “Bob Backovich was one of the warmest ...

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