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• Loblaw Cos., still struggling to turnaround the company’s poor recent performance, is replacing two of its top executives. After two years as president of the chain, Mark Foote is departing, as is CFO William Wells, who will become CEO at Biovail Corp.

Foote will be replaced by Loblaw deputy chairman Alan Leighton, a former executive at Wal-Mart who will add the presidential duties to his current portfolio.

• The Business Courier of Cincinnati reports that Kroger has hired Angel Colon, formerly of the Goya Foods company, “to lead Kroger's multicultural business development in a newly created position.”

• Winn-Dixie Stores announced the promotion of Jim Carrado to Vice President, Neighborhood Marketing, responsible for executing strategies centered on Hispanic, Urban and Affluent clusters. Carrado previously was Senior Director of Neighborhood Merchandising for Winn-Dixie.

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