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•  King Kullen announced three promotions:  Joseph Brown, the company's senior vice president and chief merchandising officer, has been named executive vice president, while continuing to serve as president of the company's Wild By Nature subsidiary … Bernard P. Kennedy, the company's secretary and general counsel, has been named senior vice president of corporate and legal affairs … and Michael Simco, director of corporate payroll and benefits, has been named vice president of administration and benefits.