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Jack Robinson

Robinson, former Perry CEO, dies at 85

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. — Jack Robinson, who was the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Perry Drug Stores, died earlier this month. He was 85. Robinson founded Perry in 1957, when he opened his first store in Pontiac, Mich. Perry grew into the largest chain in Michigan and the 16th-largest nationwide, with 225 stores

Industry leaders can still learn from Robinson

Industry leaders can still learn from Robinson

The ranks of the founding families, the leaders who collectively framed and built the chain drug store business in America, are thinning at an alarming rate. Sad as this development is, sadder still is the reality that very few among the current crop of chain drug industry leaders remember who they were or what they

Industry mourns passing of Perry Drug founder Jack Robinson

Industry mourns passing of Perry Drug founder Jack Robinson

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. — Jack Robinson, the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Perry Drug Stores Inc., died yesterday. He was 85. Robinson founded Perry Drug in 1957, when he opened his first store in Pontiac, Mich. Perry Drug grew into the largest chain in Michigan and the 16th-largest nationwide, with 225 stores and