45-Year Industry Veteran Dick Robson Passes Away

45-Year Industry Veteran Dick Robson Passes Away



OCEANSIDE, CA - Dick Robson, the 45-year Vons/Safeway veteran, passed away on May 12 of this year. Dick is survived by his wife of 42 years Sue, two daughters Janel and Rebecca, and five grandchildren.

“There are few people that you meet in life that you just like immediately, Dick was one of those people,” said Carissa Mace, President of the Fresh Produce and Floral Council. “Dick was a leader and mentor to many people. He always conveyed a positive message and was well respected by his produce staff, peers and senior management.” 

Dick started his career at Vons in 1970 as a box boy like most in the retail business, and held many positions throughout his 45 year career at Vons, his last being as a merchandiser in San Diego. His presence and dedicated service to the industry will be missed.

Carissa continued by saying that Dick’s knowledge, experience, and strong work ethic has helped him drive positive results in sales and profit for the company throughout his career. He was often sought out by other merchandisers to help resolve issues and just be a sounding board for them to vent. Dick will be missed, along with his great smile and his keen insight on the larger picture.

According to the Fresh Produce and Floral Council, services for Dick Robson will be held on May 29, 2015 at the Calvary Chapel located at 3715 Oceanic Way in Oceanside, California.

If you plan on attending, the Fresh Produce and Floral Council asks that you please RSVP to Sue Robson at [email protected].

AndNowUKnow would like to offer our sincere condolences to all affected by this loss.