PORTLAND, Ore. -- United Grocers here said it has named Charles E. Carlbom acting president and chief executive officer in order to provide continuity while it conducts merger talks with a Seattle-based wholesaler and prepares for a re-engineering effort. rs. He told SN he had been doing some consulting work for UG when he was asked to become the company's acting top executive. Carlbom said the nationwide search for a permanent successor to Jones has been put on indefinite hold "because if ...

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