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Safeway Announces Executive Changes

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Safeway has named Kelly Griffith, president of merchandising, its new executive vice president, replacing Bruce Everette, who is retiring after…

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Procter & Gamble Brings Back CEO Lafley

image Procter & Gamble Co. said its former CEO A.G. Lafley is replacing CEO Bob McDonald in the top spot immediately.…
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Stater Bros. Names Former Supervalu Executive President

image Stater Bros. Markets has named Peter Van Helden president and chief operating officer effective June 1, when Jim Lee retires,…
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Supervalu Appoints New Executives
image Supervalu announced a series of leadership changes Monday, including the appointment of Mark Van Buskirk, a former Kroger executive, to the position of executive vice president of merchandising and marketing, the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal said.

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Meijer Promotes Symancyk, Meijer
image Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer Meijer has named current COO J.K. Symancyk president and has elevated current president Mark Murray to the position of co-CEO with CEO Hank Meijer, Mive.com said.

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Safeway CEO to Step Down in May
image Safeway Chairman and CEO Steve Burd is planning to retire in May, and the board of directors has begun its search for a successor, The Wall Street Journal said.

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Walmart Creates New Position Focusing on New Formats
image Walmart Stores named Lev Khasis president and CEO of new formats for Walmart International, a newly created position that will experiment with store formats, such as bodega-style stores that have proved popular with shoppers in Mexico, said Bloomberg.com.

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Kroger Promotes Lynn Gust to President of Fred Meyer
image The Kroger Co. appointed Lynn Gust as president of its 133-store Fred Meyer chain, succeeding Michael Ellis, who was promoted to an executive post at Kroger headquarters, said Portland Business Journal.

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Aldi Heir Berthold Albrecht Dies at 58
image German billionaire and heir to the Aldi supermarket chain Berthold Albrecht died in November at the age of 58, Reuters said Friday.

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