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• SpartanNash announced that Arif Dar, vice president and CIO at SC Johnson & Sons, is joining the company as its new senior vice president and chief information officer, succeeding the retiring David deS. Couch.

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

• The Kellogg Company has named Gail Horwood, its senior VP for integrated marketing, to the newly-created role of chief marketing officer, North America.

• The California Grocers Association (CGA) has hired Kelly Ash, formerly Capitol Director in the California State Assembly and Deputy Political Director for the Personal Insurance Federation of California, as its new Vice President, Government Relations.
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