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Jonathan Wolfe, former grocery industry executive, passes away

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Jonathan Wolfe who, as president, oversaw the sale of publicly traded Oshawa Group Limited to Sobeys (via Empire Company Limited) in 1998, passed away on February 14, 2018. Upon completion of the Oshawa Group sale, Wolfe left the organization and eventually formed High Wycombe Capital, a venture capital fund. 

Founded by Max and Maurice Wolfe in 1914, The Oshawa Group grew to be a formidable force in Canadian retailing and distribution; with sales of +$7 billion the company employed over 10,0000 people nationally.  The sale of The Oshawa Group Limited to Sobeys was a seismic market development that led to a fundamental change in the structure of Canada’s grocery industry.

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