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• The Business Courier of Cincinnati reports on the announced retirement of Steve Kaczynski, who has served as the head of Bigg’s since 2006, has announced his retirement. He will be succeeded by Jimmy Nichols, vice president of merchandising at the 11-store chain.

Supervalu, which owns the Bigg’s chain, said that Kaczynski will pursue other interests.
KC's View:
There’s a lot of that “he retired to pursue other interests” going on at Supervalu.

It is worth noting that Kaczynski, who worked for Supervalu from 1981 to 1990, was hired away from Wild Oats, where he was senior vice president of sales and marketing, in 2006. It seems like that kind of experience and expertise is of less value at Supervalu in 2009 than it was just a few years ago.