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• The Bellingham Herald reports that John Clougher, formerly CEO of Andronico's Community Markets and Northwest regional president for Whole Foods Markets, has been named the CEO of Haggen Inc.

According to the story, "Clougher replaces the Office of the Presidents position, which was comprised of Clement Stevens, John Turley and Ron Stevens," which has been in place since 2012, at which point thew search for a new CEO was launched. "Clement Stevens and Turley remain with the company as senior vice presidents, while Ron Stevens, who was the company's chief financial officer, left the company a few months ago. Blake Barnett replaced him as CFO."

Retail Week reports that Tesco "has hired former Amazon and Apple executive Allan Lyall as customer fulfillment director,responsible for overseeing "delivery to customers, click and collect, dotcom centres and its general merchandise distribution centre."

The story notes that "Lyall had direct responsibility for 21 Amazon fulfillment centres – over 13 million sq. ft – across five countries. Prior to Amazon, Lyall spent six years as director of fulfillment for Apple, based in Paris."
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