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• Bob Hermanns, the former president/CEO of Associated Grocers of Seattle, as well as a former senior executive at Weis Markets, Lucky and American Stores, as well as Shopeaze.com, will become the director of the Food Industry Management Program at the University of Southern California (USC).

Hermanns notes that he “was a student in the Food Industry Program and graduated from the USC with an MBA.  This unique program has a history of 51 years at USC and enjoys the enthusiastic support of the retailer and supplier community.  I am looking forward to sharing my career experiences with future leaders in the food industry.”

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) announced yesterday that Craig Herkert, the new president/CEO of Supervalu, has been elected to the FMI board of directors.
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