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• Richard Wardwell, who joined California-based Superior Grocers more than five years ago after a career spent at Raley's, Walmart and Save Mart, has been promoted from COO to the company's presidency.

• The Wall Street Journal reports that "Marks & Spencer Group PLC said Friday that it has appointed David Surdeau as interim chief financial officer while it looks for a permanent replacement for Humphrey Singer, who left on Dec. 31 … Mr. Surdeau previously worked at Tesco PLC for over 16 years, most recently as group planning, treasury and tax director."
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