Meet WGB’s 2020 Remarkable Independents

This year’s honorees hit all demographics of the marketplace and highlight the industry’s best indies from around the nation.


Independent Icon Bob Harmon Raises the Bar

Bob Harmon, chairman of the customer for Harmons Grocery, has been named Winsight Grocery Business’ first Independent Icon, which recognizes an independent grocer who has proven influential to their company as a whole and the industry at large.

The longtime CEO and chairman of the board for the Kentucky operator will step down after 55 years with the company.

After 69 years, Wade's Supermarket's last location closed its doors and the community came out to say goodbye.

He replaces Kathleen Mahoney, who will continue in her roles as EVP and chief legal officer.

One of the five retailers selected will be named USA International Retailer of the Year in March.

The regional retailer has opened its 19 statewide stores for residents to sign the Utah 2019 Tax Referendum, which opposes a looming 177% grocery sales tax increase.

The association, representing independent grocers, names four new team members and promotes one.

The store, located in Seattle’s Central District, will be the 14th location for the country’s largest community-owned food market.

The FlyBuy technology increases efficiency by accurately calculating customers’ arrival times.

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