• Ken Olsen, who started working at Vons after returning home from World War II and eventually became its president and CEO, has passed away. He was 99.

The obituary notes that Olsen “oversaw many of the innovations we enjoy in today's supermarket and was a driving force behind Vons as the leading grocery chain in Southern California. He received numerous awards that recognized him as a retail and civic leader, among them the Sydney R. Rabb Award.”

Among his many roles was serving as a board member for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, a trustee at Loyola Marymount University, and, in retirement, being a founding member of the Food Industry Crusade against World Hunger.