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• The Kroger Co. announced that Joe Fey has been named to be the new president of its Quality Food Centers (QFC) division, succeeding Donna Giordano, who has moved south to be president of Kroger’s Ralphs division in Southern California.

Fey has been vice president of merchandising for Kroger’s Michigan division.

• The Salt Lake Tribune reports that “Associated Food Stores President and CEO Richard Parkinson,who led the grocery cooperative to notable growth and also oversaw the purchase of the financially troubled Albertsons’ Utah supermarkets, is retiring.”

He will be succeeded by Neal Berube, who has been serving as the company’s executive vice president and is its former CFO.
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