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• The Tampa Bay Times reports that Publix divisional vice president Tom McLaughlin will retire from the company next week after 48 years with the company. He started as a bag boy and ended up supervising all day-to-day operations at 300 Central Florida stores.

• The Boston Globe reports that Dunkin' Donuts president Paul Twohig has announced his intended retirement, effective at the beginning of 2017. He will remain in the job while the company seeks a successor from a pool of internal and external candidates.
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