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• Kroger announced yesterday that Fred Morganthall, Kroger's executive vice president of retail operations, who came over to the company when it acquired Harris Teeter, where he was CEO, will retire at the end of November.

At the same time, Mike Donnelly, currently Kroger's executive vice president of merchandising, will assume responsibility for both operations and merchandising as executive vice president and chief operating officer.

• The Coca-Cola Company announced that J. Alexander “Sandy” Douglas Jr. will retire as President of Coca-Cola North America (CCNA). He will be succeeded by James L. “Jim” Dinkins, who currently serves as President of the Minute Maid Business Unit and Chief Retail Sales Officer for CCNA.

The transition will take place on January 1, 2018.
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