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• Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG) announced that Dan Funk, he company’s Executive Vice President, Merchandising and Marketing, has been promoted to the new role of Chief Supply Chain & Merchandising Officer.

At the same time, Jeff Pedersen, Executive Vice President of Division Operations, has been promoted to role of Executive Vice President and Chief Sales & Support Officer.

The company said that the changes also include the creation of “a more cohesive ‘Supply Chain’ alignment within the company to deliver on its primary objective of providing its member’s best-in-class wholesale supply. This will be accomplished by bringing together Division Operations, Merchandising, and Distribution / Logistics functions. The overarching mission of this Supply Chain function is to provide its members what they need, when they need it, at the best possible cost.”
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