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• Family Dollar Stores announced that it has promoted Scott T. Zucker, VP - IT Solutions, to the newly created position of SVP - Merchandise Operations, responsible for driving the strategy and execution of merchandise initiatives, category management, merchandise planning and replenishment.

• The California Grocers Association has announced the hiring of Dane Hutchings, formerly with Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, as Government Relations Manager, effective immediately.
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