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• The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) announced the appointment of Robert Burns, Ph.D., as GMA Vice President, Health and Nutrition Policy.

Burns most recently was owner of Nutrition Implications, LLC, a consulting business, where he helped food organizations and companies develop strategic approaches to nutrition and health, including engagement with external stakeholders and development of research programs and communication initiatives.  Prior to that, he held nutrition leadership roles in Cadbury Schweppes and Mead Johnson.

• Ahold announced that Per Strömberg, former CEO of Lantmännen (a food, energy and agriculture company), to be the new CEO of its ICA subsidiary. He succeeds Kenneth Bengtsson, who is departing after more than a decade in the job.
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