PERSONALITIES: Reynolds' Rich Diet

Nearly half a century ago, Quentin Reynolds (no kin to the late writer) was a fruit clerk in an Oakland grocery store, and Safeway Stores was a small California supermarket chain. Since then, both have had more than the normal diet of success. Early last year the powerfully built and congenial Reynolds, 66, was named chairman of Safeway, which has no mandatory retirement rule for that job. Now, for the first time, Safeway is the world's largest food retailer. Last week the chain reported sales of $5,511,000,000, just squeaking by A. &...

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