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• Supervalu announced yesterday that it has hired Julie Dexter Berg, most recently managing partner and founder of consultancy Brandmaking LLC, to be its new executive vice president and chief marketing officer. Berg, who has brand experience through tenures at Carnation Company and Nestle Foods, will begin at Supervalu on March 15.

• Costco Wholesale Corporation has announced that Craig Jelinek, the company’s executive vice president in charge of merchandising, has been named President and Chief Operating Officer. Jim Sinegal will continue as Costco’s CEO.
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