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• Albertsons announced two executive appointments to its Marketing & Merchandising team, with Dennis Clark, the company's Group Vice President of Marketing & Merchandising, has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Merchandising, and Pat Brown, Vice President of Merchandising Strategic Initiatives, named Group Vice President of Merchandising, leading Deli & Prepared Foods and Business Initiatives.

Brown, FYI, is the former CEO of Natural Markets Food Group, and former Chief Operating Officer of New Seasons Market and Director of Retail Operations for H-E-B.

• Dollar General Corporation announced that Jason Reiser, most recently executive vice president/COO at Vitamin Shoppe, has been hired as executive vice president and chief merchandising officer.
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