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• The Kroger Co. said yesterday that Jay Cummins, has been serving as president of Kroger's Mid-Atlantic division, has been named president of the Smith's Food and Drug Stores division. He succeeds Mark Tuffin, who was named senior vice president of retail divisions in December.

Joe Fey, president of the company's QFC division, has been named president of Kroger's Mid-Atlantic division, succeeding Cummins in that role.

• The Wall Street Journal reports that Kristen Blum, the former senior vice president and CIO of enterprise solutions at PepsiCo who moved to JC Penney in 2012 to become CIO there, now has rejoined PepsiCo as senior vice president and CIO of commercial solutions, data and analytics.

Blum left JC Penney last June, when Ron Johnson was fired as the CEO there, replaced by Myron Ullman, who he had replaced just a couple of years before.
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