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The Man Behind the Lion: Ralph W. Ketner

Ralph W. Ketner, founder and chairman emeritus of Food Lion, Inc., has helped shape both Catawba College and the Salisbury-Rowan community over a half dozen decades.

VideoIn his own words, Ketner discusses the following:

Family Beginnings

Spreading the Word

How He Got His Own Grocery Business

How You Know You've Made It

The Early Years

A Millionaire, Not a Billionaire

Opening the First Store in Salisbury

Food Town Becomes Food Lion

Survival, Not Success

Price is #1

A Good Idea - All Eggs in One Basket

Delhaize Becomes Part of the Equation

A Strategy in Place

On His Success

Helping Charities, Customers, and Food Lion

Advice to Students