Local Businessman Honored

A local business that stands out for its hometown roots is getting attention on a state level. Jim Davis, owner of Davis Food and Drug, is being inducted into the Utah Food Industry Association’s Hall of Fame today during their annual conference. Davis began his grocery career in 1970 working at Safeway as a bagger before opening the first Davis Food and Drug stores in Vernal and Roosevelt in 1988. The family run business has since expanded to two more stores in LaVerkin and West Valley. Mr. Davis shared with Progressive Grocers that the award is “very humbling, gratifying and surprising. To receive an award and recognition of this level is indeed flattering.” Mr. Davis has served in the food industry for over 40 years including service on Associated Food Stores committees as well as serving as Chairman of the Board for the Utah Food Industry Association.

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