Everyone in my hometown of Richmond, Va., is buzzing about the sale of Ukrop’s Super Markets, Inc. — a local, family owned business — to the U.S. unit of Denmark’s Royal Ahold NV.
Meanwhile, we here in Richmond are awaiting the arrival of a winter storm that might dump 10 inches of snow on us.
Given Richmonders’ propensity for rushing Ukrop’s to stock up on milk and bread at the very mention of a snow flurry, I’m wondering if Ukrop’s public relations consultants — who are friends and professional colleagues of mine — didn’t orchestrate this snowstorm to cast Ukrop’s in a more positive light.
Hey, it could happen. The Ukrop brothers have a lot of pull in this town.