MELBOURNE, Australia — The day started with Fred Harrison welcoming local residents into a new Ritchies IGA store. It ended with Harrison preventing hundreds of those same people from leaving the market. For their own protection. It was Feb. 7, 2009 — known in southeastern Australia as Black Saturday because of the massive brush fires that broke out that day. Harrison, chief executive officer of the 58-unit Ritchies IGA chain, was at the opening of the company' newest store — a ...
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