Thursday, April 20, 2006

RIP Robert Wegman

Just got this news from Wegman's PR...

"With great sadness, we announce the passing of Robert B. Wegman, chairman of Wegmans Food Markets, Inc., who died this afternoon. Until recently, Mr. Wegman kept a full schedule working in the office and enjoying his favorite pastime of visiting Wegmans stores. His health had deteriorated in recent days, and he was admitted to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester where he died peacefully.

Robert Wegman transformed a small, family-owned company into one of the world's most-admired supermarket chains. We will miss him terribly, but are comforted knowing he has left the company he so treasured in good hands.

The Wegman family asks employees and customers to celebrate his life and remember his contributions to our company, to the industry, and to the community."

I'll be making a memorial run to the store this weekend and indulging in some blue cheese-stuffed olives in his honor.

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