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( RDK) named CEO Tad Dickson to an added chairman post.

Dickson joined the company's subsidiary in 1980 and has been serving as chief executive since 2002.

The Charlotte, N.C. supermarket chain also said Alan T. Dickson and R. Stuart Dickson retired as non-executive chairman and non-executive chairman of the executive committee. Both will remain on company's board.

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