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•  The Philadelphia Business Journal reports that Jim Perkins, president of Albertsons' Mid-Atlantic division and the former president of Acme Markets, "has been tapped by parent company Albertsons to play a key role in the grocery giant's proposed $24.6 billion merger."

Perkins, the story says, "will lead the planning efforts for SpinCo, a standalone public company consisting of approximately 100 to 375 divested stores that may need to be established to obtain regulatory approval for Albertsons' planned merger with Cincinnati-based supermarket chain Kroger."  Perkins will  continue "to serve as Executive Vice President of Retail Operations and Special Projects for Albertsons," the story says.

•  Albertsons announced that it has hired Tom Moriarty, most recently the Executive Vice President, Chief Policy and External Affairs Officer, and General Counsel at CVS health, to be its new Executive Vice President and General Counsel.