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That includes Ted Kaste’s K’s Supermarket. Kaste, 41, grew up in Stanford, got a degree in archaeology and had established himself as a wild land firefighter, supervising an engine crew, when his dad decided to sell his grocery store in Stanford. “That’s when I got interested,” Kaste says. Until then, he says, the idea had never entered his mind. But he and his wife dropped everything and dove in. After a year, he began to make changes, investing in modernizing the store, changing distributors. He says he wants a store to be proud of. He makes sure his prices and selection are competitive with stores within driving distance. “I don’t want customers that shop here just because it’s the local place,” he says.