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• Haggen announced some new hires for its southwestern division, hiring Wendy Oliver, former VP in Albertsons' Southern California division, to be its new SVP, Operations.

Chris Linskey, most recently EVP, sales, with Intelligent Clearing Network, will be the new SVP, Marketing.

Rich Winters, former VP of sales and business development for Sun Pacific, will be its new VP, Fresh Foods.

Jaime Praeger, formerly Smart & Final's director of Hispanic category management, will be the new VP, Center Store.

And Melina Ranji, former director of recruitment and development for Trader Joe’s, will be the new VP, Human Resources.


• In New Jersey, Inserra Supermarkets has hired Ron Onorato, most recently the senior vice president of operational initiatives at Ahold USA, to be its new president, succeeding Steve Chalas, who is retiring after more than 50 years with the company.
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