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• Barney Barnett announced last week that after 50 years of service to Publix Super Markets, he will retire from his role as the company’s vice chairman at the end of this month.

Publix said that Barnett will remain on the board of directors for Publix Super Markets Charities, and will be named the company’s Vice Chairman Emeritus.

Barnett is said to be one of only 20 people who worked for Publix for a half-century. He Barnett began in 1969 as an internal auditor in Lakeland, Florida. He was promoted to controller in 1977 and vice president of administration in 1986. In 1988, he was promoted to executive vice president, and in 1998, he moved into his current role.

• PepsiCo Inc. announced that when Vivek Sankaran leaves the company to become president/CEO of Albertsons, he will be succeeded as chief executive officer of PepsiCo Foods North America by Steven Williams, who joined PepsiCo in 2001 when it acquired Quaker Oats.
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