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Founder of grocery chain dies at age 66

October 11, 2018

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Greg Calhoun, a Montgomery businessman and founder of a chain of minority-owned supermarkets, has died.

Calhoun’s daughter, ShaKenya Calhoun, told local news outlets that her father died Thursday morning. He was 66.

Greg Calhoun was the founder of Calhoun Foods, a Montgomery-based chain of grocery stores. Calhoun founded the grocery chain in 1984. He began as a bagging clerk for another store before working his way through management. He bought his first store at age 32 and had 15 locations at one point.

He also was the founder of Calhoun Enterprises.

In recent years, Calhoun had partnered with friend and TV personality Steve Harvey in a series of business ventures.

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