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• Wholesaler Unified Grocers announced a series of management changes yesterday, saying that President of Market Centre Joe Falvey and Chief Marketing Officer Sue Klug have been elevated to Executive Vice President, and Chief Information Officer Gary Herman has been promoted to Senior Vice President.

"Joe, Sue and Gary have proven track records of delivering solid results for our organization," said Bob Ling, Unified's president/CEO. "All are dynamic leaders whose vision and passion have helped drive Unified's recent successes. They will play important roles in driving the next phase of the company's growth."

• The Wall Street Journal reports that Mitchell Klipper, CEO of Barnes & Noble's retail group and a 28-year veteran of the company, plans to retire on May 2. A search has been launched for a successor.
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