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• Kansas City-based Ball's Food Stores announced that Mike Beal, the company's CFO, has been promoted to COO. David Ball remains as the company's chairman/president/CEO.

• Brian Kelley, chief product supply officer in charge of the supply chain for Coca-Cola Refreshments, and the executive slated to become president of Coca-Cola Refreshments, has been named CEO of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters.
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