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• Tesco announced that it is moving the head of its Japan operations, Michael Fleming, back to the UK to become its group Strategy Director. A replacement for Fleming has not been named, and Tesco CEO Philip Clarke has said that he will not commit any more money or resources there until the division’s performance improves.

• The Wall Street Journal reports that Hershey Co. CEO David J. West is leaving the company to take the helm at Del Monte Foods Co.
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