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• Santa Fe Springs, California-based Superior Grocers announced the following senior management changes:

Phil Lawrence, senior vice president of operations, has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer.

Eddie Whalen, executive director of Warehouse and Transportation, has been promoted to Vice President, Distribution.

Eunice Min, executive director of Human Resources, has been promoted to Vice President, Human Resources.

Will Macias, executive director of Meat & Seafood, has been promoted to Vice President, Meat, Seafood and Bakery Divisions.

Brad Maehara, director of Grocery & Liquor, has been promoted to Executive Director, Grocery, Liquor & General Merchandise Divisions.

Tedd McCowan, director of MIS, has been promoted to Executive Director, Information Technology.

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