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he Maryland Food Industry Hall of Fame will be inducting six more members as the class of 2008, during a breakfast event scheduled for tomorrow at Martin's West in Baltimore. There will be 57 local industry members after the induction ceremony. The honor, sponsored by the Maryland Retailers Association (MRA), recognizes "those who have made a significant contribution to the food industry in Maryland."
This year's inductees are James Glenn, who was a mid-Atlantic food broker with Chesapeake Randall Co.; Harold Graul Jr., who operates six-store Graul's Markets, mainly in Harford County, Md., and whose father, company founder Harold Graul Sr., was one of the hall of fame's early inductees; David Herriman, who was a longtime s.v.p. at Giant-Landover; Thomas McNutt, secretary treasurer and onetime president of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 400; Alan Warehime, former c.e.o. of Hanover Foods Corp.; and Herb Whiteside, a onetime Super Fresh executive.
Annapolis-based MRA, which consists of over 600 members in 1,400 locations, has been inducting members since 2003. Retailers in an area encompassing Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Pennsylvania are eligible for inclusion.