Ira Higdon: Still in Growth Mode After 100 Years

CAIRO, Ga. — Ira Higdon Grocery Co. here saw sales rise about 15% in 2008, its 99th year in business. As the wholesaler marks its 100th anniversary this year, it anticipates additional increases, Larry Higdon, grandson of the founder and chairman, president and chief executive officer, told SN. Volume was up last year, he said, because a lot of customers picked up additional business as consumers began

CAIRO, Ga. — Ira Higdon Grocery Co. here saw sales rise about 15% in 2008, its 99th year in business.

As the wholesaler marks its 100th anniversary this year, it anticipates additional increases, Larry Higdon, grandson of the founder and chairman, president and chief executive officer, told SN.

Volume was up last year, he said, “because a lot of customers picked up additional business as consumers began eating out less and going back to cooking at home more. And

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