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• SpartanNash announced the hiring of Chris Meyers, CFO at KeHE Distributors, to be its new chief financial officer.

He succeeds Dave Staples, who has been acting as SpartanNash’s interim CFO since March 1, 2015, when he was appointed the company's COO.

SpartanNash also has announced the retirement of chairman Craig Sturken, who has served in that role since the 2013 merger of Spartan with NashFinch. Before that, he was Spartan's president/CEO.

The SpartanNash board of directors has nominated CEO Dennis Eidson to succeed Sturken as chairman.

• Aldi announced that Brent Laubaugh, vice president of its Saxonburg division, has been promoted to co-president of Aldi in the US, joining David Behm and Chuck Youngstrom, who continue in their roles as co-presidents. All three co-presidents report to Jason Hart, CEO, Aldi.

Laubaugh has been with Aldi for more than two decades.

The move is seen as part of the company's efforts to build out its US infrastructure as it expands its national footprint.
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