IRWINDALE, Calif. -- Hughes Family Markets here said last week that Fred B. McLaren has retired as president of the 56-store chain, effective yesterday. McLaren, 62, had been president since 1974. No successor will be named. McLaren was on vacation last week and could not be reached for comment. Hughes is in the process of being acquired by Quality Food Centers, Bellevue, Wash., in a transaction expected to close later this week. It was not clear last week how McLaren's retirement was ...

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