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• The Houston Business Journal reports that Bill Breetz, Kroger's Houston division president, has decided to retire after 44 years with the company.

He will be succeeded in Houston by Marlene Stewart, currently president of the company’s Dillons division.

Stewart, in turn, will be succeeded by Colleen Juergensen, the current vp-merchandising at Kroger's Smith's division.

And, in other Kroger news, the company promoted Pam Matthews to president of the QFC division, succeeding Dennis Gibson, who has just been named president of the King Soopers/City Market division.
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