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• Steve Smith, Sweetbay Supermarkets' senior vice president of merchandising, has been promoted to the position of Senior Vice President of Marketing & Communications for Delhaize Belgium, Sweetbay's parent company.

• Ed Shivers, Publix Super Markets' vice president of risk management, is retiring from the company after 50 years of service. He started with the company in 1958 as a part time front-end clerk, and worked his way through the company; he also served at one point in his career as chairman of the Food Marketing Institute's committee of risk management.

Shivers will be succeeded by Marc Salm, the company’s director and counsel of risk management.

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