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•  Bloomberg reports that "Alphabet Inc.’s Google has hired former Amazon.com Inc. executive Miriam Daniel, who oversaw work on Alexa and Echo devices, to help develop the search giant’s maps services."  Daniel, the story says, "is now a vice president in charge of Maps Experiences, which includes the Google Maps app and underlying technologies."



•  United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) announced that Bob Garibaldi, the company's senior vice president of sales - Pacific Region, has been promoted to the presidency of the region, effective immediately.



•  C-store chain Sheetz announced that the company's COO, Travis Sheetz - a nephew of founder Bob Sheetz - will be the company's new CEO, affective January 2022.  He succeeds his brother, Joe Sheetz, who will remain with the company.

Travis Sheetz previously served as vice president of operations and executive vice president of operations at the company.