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•  Walmart announced this week at Scott Morris has been hired as the company's new senior vice president - Food & Consumables, private Brands & Manufacturing.  Morris most recently was executive vice president of Merchandising at Southeastern Grocers, and before that had stints at Coborn's and Supervalu.

•  Smart & Final announced that  Scott Drew, the company's executive vice president, has been promoted to the role of COO.