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The National Grocers Association (NGA) has hired Peter Larkin to succeed Tom Zaucha as the trade association’s CEO. Larkin, who has been running his own California-based public affairs consultancy, previously was CEO of the California Grocers Association (CGA), and is a former senior executive with the Food Marketing Institute (FMI).

NGA is hoping that the second time is a charm with its efforts to find a replacement for Zaucha. Mike Jackson, the former Supervalu executive, was hired late last year to take the job but changed his mind “for personal reasons,” which started the search process up all over again.
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