Ric Jurgens, the chief executive officer of West Des Moines, Iowa-based Hy-Vee, has worked at that same company for 40 years. And during the company's 78-year history, he is only the third person to hold the title of CEO. He brings this background of stability to his new role as chairman of Arlington, Va.-based Food Marketing Institute, which by contrast has been undergoing some drastic changes and is seeking to find a more stable course. This marks the first year in decades without a ...

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