Robert and James Ukrop of Ukrop’s Super Markets, John Mackey of Whole Foods Market and Michael Cullen of King Kullen are the 2009 inductees in SN’s Hall of Fame
Before 1930, few people could imagine a self-service store that sold all kinds of foods at volume discounts under one roof. But one person did, and he put his imagination to work. Michael J. Cullen, considered the founder of the modern supermarket format, is one of four individuals — including a pair of brothers — being inducted into the 2009 SN Hall of Fame. The others are Robert and James Ukrop of Ukrop's Super Markets, who turned their parents' store into a regional chain that reigned ...
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