business news in context, analysis with attitude

• Albertsons yesterday that it has promoted Christine Wilcox, the company's vp of corporate communications, to the role of vice president, Communications & Public Affairs. She succeeds Brian Dowling in thew role; Dowling retired earlier this year.
KC's View:
Big shoes to fill. Brian Dowling was a great guy to deal with and, on one occasion when I was so fortunate, a great guy with whom to watch a baseball game. I'm not sure I knew that he'd retired ... but I want to acknowledge here all his years of work for Safeway up to and through its acquisition by Albertsons.