First published in 1991, Lion’s Share traces the journey made by Ralph Ketner, his brother Brown, and their friend Wilson Smith as they progressed from opening their first supermarket, Food Town, to running more than 800 stores as part of the Food Lion supermarket chain.
The book explores the growth of Food Lion and the reasons for its success, using interviews with the company’s founders and top executives, both those present at the time of publication and previous position holders, to provide a detailed account of its history and development.
Table of Contents
1: 'I'll Take it'; 2: Live and Let Live; 3: Working for Big Brother; 4: 'I Quit'; 5: 'Opportunity Knocks'; 6: Cold day, Hot War; 7: Me, too; 8: LFPINC; 9: Riding a Wave; 10: 'It All Depends'; 11: The Go-Go Years; 12: The Name Game; 13: Food Fight; 14: Big-game Hunter; 15: A Company Culture; 16: 1,000 Things 1% Better; 17: Grow or Die; 18: Roll 'em; 19: Breaking New Ground; 20: Thorns in the Lion's Paw; 21: The Carolina Hot Rod; 22: Lifestyle of the Rich and Famous; 23: Epilogue; Index
Mark Wineka and Jason Lesley