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July 8, 2013

Department store executive and Target co-founder Douglas Dayton died Saturday of cancer at 88.

Department store executive and Target co-founder Douglas Dayton died Saturday of cancer at 88.

Dayton was the inspiration for the first Target stores and oversaw the development and early growth of the concept of an upscale discount store. Dayton served as Target's first president in 1961 and a year later he opened the first Target stores in the Twin Cities communities of Roseville, Crystal, St. Louis Park and Knollwood.

December 15, 2010

Kroger announced that Sukanya Madlinger has been named president of Kroger's Cincinnati/Dayton division, replacing Geoff Covert, who has been named SVP retail operations for the company.

CINCINNATI - Kroger announced that Sukanya Madlinger has been named president of Kroger's Cincinnati/Dayton division, replacing Geoff Covert, who has been named SVP retail operations for the company.

"Sukanya focuses every day on ways Kroger can best serve our customers and their families," said Rodney McMullen, president and COO of Kroger.  "Her experience and leadership will have a positive impact on customers and associates in the region."