W. Galen Weston, Billionaire And ‘Retail Visionary,’ Is Dead At 80

W. Galen Weston, the patriarch of a retail and food empire that spans the Atlantic, has died at 80. Weston’s family announced his death on Tuesday, saying in a statement that he died “peacefully at home after a long illness faced with courage and dignity.” The retail magnate was one of Canada’s wealthiest people, having amassed a net worth of $10.7 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Weston was the third generation of his family to run George Weston Limited, which started as a commercial food operation in Canada but expanded over decades to include Canadian grocery business Loblaw and real estate firm Choice Properties. The family also controls British high-end department store chain Selfridges and discount retailer Primark. Read more at CNN Business.