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• The National Grocers Association (NGA) announced that Laura Strange, its Senior Director of Industry Relations, Communications, and Marketing, has been promoted to Vice President of Industry Relations, Communications, and Marketing.


• The Wall Street Journal reports that JC Penney has hired Jeffrey Davis - a former finance executive at Walmart and most recently CFO of Darden Restaurants - to be its new CFO. He succeeds Andrew Drexler, who served in the role on an interim basis after the resignation of CFO Edward Record.
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