Robert E. Rich, founder and chairman of Rich Products Corporation, passed away on February 15, at age 92. Rich was a frozen food pioneer whose invention of the first nondairy whipped topping in 1945 launched Rich Products, a company that today employs 7,000 people internationally and realizes sales of more than $2.5 billion. A life-long Buffalo resident, Rich began his business career in his family's ice cream business, and briefly also operated his own dairy company after graduating from ...

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