Obituary: William Margulis

Memorial services were here Jan. 2 for William Margulis of Somerville, N.J., a former ShopRite operator. In 1958, Margulis founded Progressive Supermarkets with his father, and he became president in 1975. At its height, the company operated nine ShopRite locations, four pharmacies and two liquor stores.

HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. — Memorial services were held here Jan. 2 for William Margulis of Somerville, N.J., a former ShopRite operator. In 1958, Margulis founded Progressive Supermarkets with his father, and he became president in 1975. At its height, the company operated nine ShopRite locations, four pharmacies and two liquor stores.

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