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• Walgreen-owned Duane Reade has promoted its executive vice president and chief merchandising officer, Joe Magnacca, to be its new president.

• Target Corp. has named Matt Zabel as vice president of government affairs. Zabel had been chief of staff for U.S. Senator John Thune since 2004. He replaces Nate Garvis, who retired from Target earlier this year.
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