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• Publix announced that Pete Mowitt, its Vice President of Product Business Development for Bakery and Meat, will retire from the company after 44 years of service.

When he steps down in April, Mowitt will be succeeded by Norman Badger, currently the company's Charlotte Division Regional Director.

• Target announced that Mark Schindele, the company's Senior Vice President of Properties, has been promoted to the role of Chief of Stores.

At the same time, Target said that Jill Sando, the company's Senior Vice President - Home Merchandising, has been promoted to be its Chief Merchandising Officer for Style and Owned Brands.

And, it said that Christina Hennington, Target's SVP and Group Merchandise Manager - Essentials, Beauty, Hardlines and Services, has been named Chief Merchandising Officer of Hardlines, Essentials and Capabilities.
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