9. RICK COHEN

Key development: More than $10 billion in new retail accounts.What's next: Strengthening its new business in the Northeast and Southeast.While Rick Cohen prefers to stay out of the spotlight, he's never too far from center stage.The chief executive officer of C&S Wholesale Grocers, Keane, N.H., has directed his company to play a role in nearly all of the recent major dramas in the food retailing industry.

Key development: More than $10 billion in new retail accounts.

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