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• Bob Thueringer, who started at Coborn's as a grocery bagger in 1967 while working his way through school and rose to become the company's COO, has announced his retirement, effective next June 30. Thueringer will remain on the company's board of directors, and will be succeeded in the COO job by Pam Osborn, currently the retailer's CFO.

• Kraft Foods said yesterday that Nick Meriggioli, president of its Oscar Mayer unit, is leaving the company in early 2014, and will be succeeded by Sam Rovit, Kraft’s executive vice president of strategy.
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