RICK KEIL: MAKING SHOPPERS INTO FRIENDS

SAN DIEGO -- Rick Keil describes his journey to being named one of IGA's Retailers of the Year as "long and twisty," complete with overcoming Fleming's bankruptcy and prospering during the four-month labor strike in Southern California. He doesn't see it as anything special, however."I don't know if beyond that I've done anything special to merit this kind of distinction," said the third-generation

SAN DIEGO -- Rick Keil describes his journey to being named one of IGA's Retailers of the Year as "long and twisty," complete with overcoming Fleming's bankruptcy and prospering during the four-month labor strike in Southern California. He doesn't see it as anything special, however.

"I don't know if beyond that I've done anything special to merit this kind of distinction," said the third-generation grocer. "But I'm happy and proud just the same."

Keil's retail voyage began wh

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