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• James Sumas, longtime patriarch of Village Super Market, Inc., which owns and operates 30 ShopRite supermarkets in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and Maryland, has passed away at age 84.

• The Chicago Tribune reported that Jewel-Osco President Doug Cygan, died recently died after a brief illness. He was 55, and had been named to the post last year, succeeding Mike Withers, who was named executive vice president of retail operations for Boise, Idaho-based parent company Albertsons Cos.
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