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In Alabama, the Selma Times-Journal reports on the passing of Greg Calhoun, a supermarket industry executive who owned and ran stores in Selma and Montgomery, at age 66.

According to the story, Calhoun died in Los Angeles, where he “lost consciousness and never woke up.”

The Times-Journal writes that in addition to his business ventures, “Calhoun also founded the Greg Calhoun Foundation, which hosted a golf tournament for many years that brought in hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Sickle Cell Foundation. Calhoun also partnered with entertainer Steve Harvey on a number of projects, including Alabama State University’s Turkey Day Classic, which they helped promote until 2017 … Calhoun was involved in business ventures with Magic Johnson and had connections with Michael Jackson and Prince.”

He was a past member of the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Board of Directors.
KC's View:
I didn’t know Greg Calhoun, but Michael Sansolo did, and this morning he dropped me a quick note to say that Calhoun “tried hard to bring a new perspective to the industry and he championed minority owned businesses and the potential and need of the inner city urban market.”