|1953 -||Alex Grass entered the wholesale grocery business, joining
his father-in-law's company Louis Lehrman & Son based
in Harrisburg, PA. A few years later, Alex Grass developed
Rack Rite Distributors - a health and beauty aid wholesaler
to compliment the grocery wholesaler Louis Lehrman &
Alex Grass' first drugstore opened in 1962 - was eventually named Rite Aid.
|1981 -||Louis Lehrman and Son picked up many new wholesale
customers after the Pantry Pride bankruptcy auction.
Competed with other wholesalers like B.Green & Co.,
P.A.& S Small, Wetterau, Richfood, and Fleming.
|1983 -||Louis Lehrman & Son Inc. changed its name to Super Rite
Foods to closely associate the wholesaler with its parent
company Rite Aid.
Rite Aid spun off Super Rite as a separate entity.
|1984 -||Super Rite Foods went public on the NYSE.
|1985 -||Super Rite entered the retail food business with the
acquisition of the 48-store Food-A-Rama chain in
Baltimore, MD. Deal included the Food-A-Rama,
Super-Super, and Basics Food Warehouse stores.
|1989 -||Rite Aid sold its 46% interest in Super Rite Foods.
Alex Grass and his Rite Aid management team were voted in as Super Rite's new management.
|1991 -||Super Rite won the Shoppers Food Warehouse wholesale
account away from B.Green & Co.
|1992 -||Super Rite introduced the Metro Food Markets banner.
Began converting all the Basics stores to Metro Food
|1994 -||Super Rite sold two Basics stores to Baltimore-based Food King Supermarkets
and won Food King's wholesale business away from (Richfood) B.Green & Co.
Super Rite Foods was sold to Richfood Holdings.