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• Matt Gutermuth, the vice president of operational initiatives at Safeway, has been named president of GroceryWorks, the online grocery service that operates in the US and is owned by both Safeway and Tesco. Gutermuth succeeds Mitchell Rhodes, who left the company at the end of last year.

• Walgreen Co. today announced the retirement of Jerome B. Karlin, executive vice president of store operations, effective March 1. Replacing him will be Mark A. Wagner, currently a senior vice president of store operations.

Walgreens announced the promotions of George J. Riedl from senior vice president of marketing to executive vice president of marketing, and Robert M. Kral from vice president of purchasing to senior vice president of purchasing.
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