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•  The USC Marshall Food Industry Management (FIM) program announced that will honor Kevin Curry, president of the Southern California Division of Albertsons, Vons, and Pavilions, has been named its 2023 Executive of the Year. 

The announcement notes that "every year the USC Executive of the Year award is presented to an individual food industry executive who has demonstrated extraordinary leadership and commitment to education. Curry is both a Food Industry Management Program graduate and a USC Marshall MBA Alumnus."

“Kevin has partnered with USC Marshall for the past 23 years to inspire and motivate future leaders for our industry,” said Dr. Cynthia McCloud, director of Marshall’s Food Industry Programs. “We share a passion for encouraging those in our span of care to go back to school and complete or enhance their education journey so they are prepared to help their companies compete in this rapidly changing market. 

•  Kohl's announced that it has hired Dave Alves, most recently president and chief retail officer for Bealls Retail Group, to be its new president and chief operating officer.

Alves previously held leadership roles at TJX Canada and TJX Europe, Hudson’s Bay and Sterling Shoes.