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• Whole Foods announced the naming of three new global vice presidents: Sonya Gafsi Oblisk, the former vice president of Marketing for Sam’s Club, who becomes Whole Foods' Global Vice President of Marketing ... Martin Tracey, the former Chief Talent Officer and vice president of People Development at Starbucks, who becomes Global Vice President of Team Member Services ... and Brooke Buchanan, the former vice president of Communications for Theranos and Vice President of Public Relations for Williams-Sonoma, who becomes Global Vice President of Communications.
KC's View:
Interesting hires ... and, I would think, at least a tacit admission that Whole Foods needs to do a better job of nurturing talent internally if it is going to take its operations to the next level.