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This is one of those stories that is going to show you how the sausage is made.

Yesterday morning, at about 5 a.m. as I was perusing the various news sources I use to compile MNB, I noticed a piece in the Albany Times Union that referred to a promotion by Delhaize of Ron Hodge, from Hannaford Bros. CEO to the top post at Delhaize’s American operations. I made a quick note of the story, though I did make a mental note that it seemed vaguely familiar and that I needed to double-check it. (At 5 a.m., a lot of things seem vague.)

The problem was, I didn’t double-check it. And it was an old story that the Times-Union accidentally picked up and ran as new.

I goofed. I should have checked it. And I apologize for that.

I heard from one source at Hannaford that Ron Hodge got a bunch of congratulatory phone calls yesterday. I guess I should feel bad about that, but I don’t. Not really. Because Ron Hodge is a really good guy, and he deserves any and all congratulations that he gets.
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