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    Kmart Appoints Former Albertsons Exec as GM Manager, Food and Consumables

    TROY, Mich. - Kmart Corporation on Friday announced that Richard L. (Dick) King of Encore Associates Inc. joined the company as general merchandise manager, food and consumables, overseeing the food and consumables merchandising functions.

    TROY, Mich. - Kmart Corporation on Friday announced that Richard L. (Dick) King of Encore Associates Inc. joined the company as general merchandise manager, food and consumables, overseeing the food and consumables merchandising functions.

    King will be responsible for merchandise assortment and sales for the food and consumables business. He will report to Julian Day, Kmart president and COO.

    "Dick is a seasoned grocery veteran, and we are pleased he is bringing his expertise to Kmart," said Day. "As we look closely at each of our businesses as we reorganize, it is imperative we have the right leadership in place to guide each division toward efficiency and profitability. We feel Dick will help us to do that for our food business."

    King is a member of Encore Associates, a full-service company providing business solutions, subject matter experts and in-depth resources to meet the changing needs of the food industry. He spent 36 years at Albertsons Inc., where he held various positions leading up to president and COO, a position he held from February 1996 through June of 1999.

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