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• Kroger said yesterday that senior vice president Robert "Pete" Williams plans to retire in May after 37 years with the company.  No successor has yet been named.

• Weis Markets said yesterday that Brian Bosworth, the company's center store sales manager, has been promoted to the role of director of center store sales.

At the same time, Maria Panko, manager of private brands, has been promoted to senior manager, private brands and specialty, organic, natural and ethnic foods.

And John Evans, a center store category manager, has been promoted to center store sales manager.
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