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MarketWatch reports that Whole Foods has named Tien Ho as its new global vice president of culinary and hospitality, a newly created role. The story notes that "Ho was previously at Morgans Hotel Group, owners of 10 hotel brands including the Delano and Royalton, where he was responsible for all aspects of the culinary department such as partnerships with celebrity chefs and recruitment. He was named Best New Chef by New York magazine in 2011 while at Ma Peche, a New York restaurant."

• The Mrs. Green's natural foods chain in the New York metropolitan area has announced the hiring of John Boyle - the former director of merchandising at New Seasons Market in Portland, Oregon, as well as a former Haggen senior executive - to be its new chief merchandising officer.
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