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• Safeway announced the appointment of Des Hague as president/general manager, Perishables. He succeeds Rojon Hasker, who will now dedicate herself exclusively to her role as president/general manager, Lifestyle.

Hasker was previously responsible for both Perishables and Lifestyle.

Hague is the former chairman/president/CEO of Hot Stuff Foods (formerly Orion Food Systems), an international food franchiser, as well as the former as vice president, Fresh Food Merchandising, for at 7-Eleven.

• ConAgra announced that Joan Chow, the former chief marketing officer at Sears, has joined the company as executive vice president and chief marketing officer.

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