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• Roberto Leopardi, most recently the vice-president of North America marketing at SC Johnson, has been named president of Campbell Meals & Beverages at the Campbell Soup Co.


• PetSmart announced that it has hired JK Symancyk, most recently the CEO of Academy Sports + Outdoors, to be its new CEO, succeeding Michael Massey, who stepped down last August.


• The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) announced that it has hired Steve Lutz, the founder of research firm Perishables Group as well as formerly with Columbia Marketing International, to be its regional vice president-U.S. and Canada West.
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