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• The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) announced the appointment of Richard (Rick) Stein as vice president of fresh foods, a new position that makes him responsible for developing a portfolio of services and activities to assist members in developing and executing their fresh foods strategies. 

Stein previously was vice president of retail merchandising and marketing execution for Safeway.

• The National Grocers Association has hired Tom Dozier for the newly created position of Director of Member Services. He comes to NGA from the National Auto Auction Association, where he served as the meetings manager, and oversaw logistical planning and execution of annual conventions, trade shows, bi-monthly webinars and quarterly training classes.
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