At 97, Schwartz still advises Unified members

At 97, Schwartz still advises Unified members

“Why doesn’t Walmart have all the business? After all, it has the talent, the money and the locations. The reason is because people at other companies — chains and independents — are a little smarter." —Ben Schwartz   

Ben Schwartz is still a very sharp cookie as he closes in on age 98.

Once known as “Mr. Certified” before Certified Grocers morphed into Unified Grocers, Schwartz still comes into the company’s offices in Los Angeles two or three days a week to talk with anyone who needs his help or asks for his advice.

He said he believes he has something to offer. “I still speak the language of the grocery business,” he told <

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