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• Advantage Solutions (formerly Advantage Sales & Marketing) announced that Jeff Hansberry has been named the company's first-ever president and chief commercial officer.

Hansberry previously served as Starbucks' president for the China Asia Pacific Region, and most recently,led the integration and international expansion of Starbucks’ Evolution Fresh business. He also has executive experience at both E&J Gallo and Procter & Gamble.


• Toys R Us announced that it has promoted Joe Venezia, the company's Senior Vice President, Store Operations, to the role of Executive Vice President, Global Store Operations.
KC's View:
I wonder if being in charge of store operations at Toys R Us means having an inexhaustible supply of mothballs?