BUSINESS ABROAD: Incredible Yankee

The biggest overseas supplier of fresh foods to U.S. armed forces in Europe is a 35-year-old ex-G.I. by the name of Robert T. McLane. McLane's huge fleet of refrigerated trucks delivers American-style white bread twice weekly to U.S. units from Berlin to Bordeaux; every day he ships eleven freight cars of fresh milk to Army mess halls and post exchanges. At the delivery entrance of Paris' U.S. embassy, at the private billets of American officials, at some 400 service clubs and European restaurants, McLane's trucks roll up with everything from fresh celery...