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Pantry names new CEO

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SANFORD — The Pantry Inc. has named Terrance M. Marks to replace Peter Sodini as president and CEO.

Sodini, 68, took the helm of the company in 1996. He announced in April that he would retire at the end of his contract in September.

The Pantry is the Southeast's biggest independent convenience-store chain and one of the
Triangle's largest publicly traded companies. It now has almost 1,700 stores in 11
states under several banners, including the Kangaroo gas station chain.

Marks, 49, previously served as executive vice president of Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. and president of Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. North America Group. His appointment is effective Sept. 25.

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Retail reporter Sue Stock came to the N&O in 2004 and has been covering retail and shopping in the Triangle since then. She is the author of the popular Taking Stock blog and the weekly Retailing column. Contact Sue at 919-829-4649 or e-mail her.
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