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Kings Super Markets, a subsidiary of Marks and Spencer Group, has appointed Dan Portnoy as President and CEO effective immediately. Portnoy, who has been the company's executive vice president, will report directly to Maurice Helfgott, Marks & Spencer, Director Food.

Jim Meister becomes part-time non-executive chairman focusing on strategic direction.

In other Kings moves, Fred Brohm has been named as executive vice president of Merchandising and Marketing, while Rich Durante takes the role of senior director of Store Operations.
KC's View:
Good moves. We hope that Kings will reap rewards from new management stability.