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• C&S Wholesale Grocers said yesterday that it has hired Christopher Brown to be its new senior vice president of independent sales. The announcement said that "Brown has spent his career in executive leadership roles in the distribution and supply chain industry, servicing independent retailers and regional chains. Most recently he served as an executive consultant working with national distributors and regional retailers. Prior to that, he spent 11 years with Nash Finch Company, serving as EVP, Procurement/Merchandising and EVP, Food Distribution, before being named President/Chief Operating Officer."

Reuters reports that Sears Canada CEO Douglas Campbell, described as the "turnaround specialist" who was supposed to revive the business there, is resigning "for personal reasons."

Campbell joined the company a year ago, and now is expected to leave before the end of the year.
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