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• The Fresh Market announced that it has hired Mary Kellmanson - formerly a vice president of marketing and advertising at Wegmans and senior vice president of marketing at Winn-Dixie and Bi-Lo Holdings - to be its new chief marketing officer, responsible for its brand, marketing and communications strategies.


• Walmart-owned Asda Group in the UK reportedly has hired Rob McWilliam, formerly Amazon UK's vice president of finance, to be a part-time strategic advisor to its CEO, Roger Burnley. McWilliam worked for Asda in various roles between 1997 and 2013.
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