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• The Denver Business Journal reports that "Russ Dispense, president of King Soopers and City Market, has retired from his position after 15 years in the post and 51 years with parent company Kroger Co."

A successor has not yet been named.

• The Associated Press reports that Staples CEO Ron Sargent is stepping down, just weeks after the federal government successfully blocked the company from acquiring Office Depot for $6.3 billion because of antitrust and competitive concerns.

The company says that that Shira Goodman, president of operations for Staples in North America, will become interim CEO while the board seeks a permanent replacement.
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