Retailing: Shuffling the Lazari

Looking forward to his 83rd birth day next month — and backward on a 65-year career in merchandising — the chairman of the U.S.'s largest depart ment store group announced last week that he was relinquishing his title. Fred Lazarus Jr. turned full command over to Son Ralph, 53, and will keep only the honorary assignment of executive committee chairman of Federated Department Stores Inc. The man succeed ing Ralph as president of the Cincinnati-based organization is J. Paul Sticht, 49, a onetimeCampbell Soup Co. executive who joined Federated in 1960 and has been serving...

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