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• Supervalu-owned Save-A-Lot announced yesterday that Bill Gillispie has been hired as senior vice president of marketing and merchandising. Gillispie is a former executive with retailers that include Scotts Food, Cub Foods and Jewel.

Tom Lenkevich, a former Save-A-Lot licensed owner and an executive with companies that include Meijer and A&P, has been hired to be Save-A-Lot’s new senior vice president of retail operations.

Andrea Wagner, formerly with Kroger and HEB, has been hired as vice president of consumer-brand strategy.

Vanessa Foster, previously with The Cartoon Network, has been named to be Save-A-Lot’s director of communications and community relations.

• Campbell Soup Co. said that it has promoted Keith Olscamp, the company’s Vice President – Retail & Broker Sales Operations, to be its new Vice President Business Development and Industry Relations.

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