LEDERER OUT AS LOBLAW SHAKES UP TOP MANAGEMENT

TORONTO - The difficulties Loblaw Cos. has encountered as it prepares for the rollout of Wal-Mart supercenters in Canada might have contributed to the resignation "by mutual agreement" of John Lederer as president of the chain.In the wake of Lederer's departure, W. Galen Weston stepped aside as executive chairman of Loblaw to make way for his son, Galen G. Weston, who will run Loblaw with Mark Foote

TORONTO - The difficulties Loblaw Cos. has encountered as it prepares for the rollout of Wal-Mart supercenters in Canada might have contributed to the resignation "by mutual agreement" of John Lederer as president of the chain.

In the wake of Lederer's departure, W. Galen Weston stepped aside as executive chairman of Loblaw to make way for his son, Galen G. Weston, who will run Loblaw with Mark Foote as president and chief merchandising officer and Allan Leighton being named a Loblaw

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