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• The newly merged Albertsons and Safeway chains announced that Brad Street, most recently vice president of operations for Jewel-Osco, is now president of the company’s Intermountain Division. He succeeds Susan Morris, who has been appointed president of the company’s Denver Division.

• The Advocate is reporting that Emile R. Breaux will become president and CEO of Associated Grocers on June 1, completing a transition that started more than a year ago when J.H. “Jay” Campbell Jr. announced his planned retirement.

Campbell, the story notes, "will remain with Associated Grocers as its executive chairman and member of the company’s board of directors."

• The Wall Street Journal reports that Amazon has hired Sean Cassidy, described as "an Alaska Air Group Inc. pilot and former member of a Transportation Security Administration aviation-security advisory committee" to oversee "partner relationships" for its drone delivery program.
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