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James B. Adamson

James Adamson is an American business man who has served as CEO of Burger King (1993–1995), CEO and Chairman of Denny's and its parent company Advantica (1993–2002),[1] and Kmart (2002–2003).[2][3]

He is noted as a turnaround specialist having helped restructure of drugstore chain Revco after its purchase by CVS Caremark in 1997. He was instrumental in restoring Denny's reputation after a series of racial incidents occurred at several of its stores during the mid-1990s.[4] He was given the position of Kmart CEO in an attempt to swing the company's finances around in March 2002.[5]


  1. ^ "Marchioli Named President & CEO Of Advantica and Denny's; Adamson to Continue as Chairman". Business Wire. 4 January 2001. Retrieved 9 March 2010. 
  2. ^ El Boghdady, Dina (12 March 2002). "Kmart Chief Executive Resigns". Washington Post. Retrieved 9 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Kmart Promotes President Julian C. Day to Chief Executive Office as company prepares to emerge from Chapter 11". Sears Holdings. 19 January 2003. Retrieved 9 March 2010. 
  4. ^ Hays, Constance (12 March 2002). "Chief Is Out As Kmart Tries To Get Footing For Comeback". New York Times. pp. c1. Retrieved 9 March 2010. 
  5. ^ "Kmart CEO Conaway Leaves Company". Retail Merchandiser magazine. 11 March 2002. Retrieved 9 March 2010. 

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