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•  Big Y Foods announced that with the retirement of Guy W. McFarlane, Michael R. Cormier, the company's vice president of center store, will succeed him as senior vice president of sales and marketing.

At the same time, Steven M. Nordstrom, the company's director of sales, has been named senior director of center store;  David M. Placzek, Big Y's Senior Category Manager for Grocery, Beer/Wine/Spirits, has been named Director of Grocery;  and Scott P. Brackney, Senior Manager of Big Y Brands, has been named director of Big Y Brands and Retail Pricing.