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•  Bloomberg reports that "US Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan intends to name Henry Liu, a partner at the law firm Covington & Burling LLP, as the agency’s top competition official, according to two people familiar with the plan.

"Liu is set to be named as the director of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition, replacing Holly Vedova who is retiring after more than 30 years with the agency. The competition director heads the FTC’s merger and antitrust work, overseeing the agency’s teams of lawyers who handle probes and recommending which cases to litigate and which to settle.

"Liu has spent the past 14 years in the Washington office at the firm, primarily representing companies in antitrust and consumer class actions including Procter & Gamble Co., Apple Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co."

•  From the Wall Street Journal:

"Sweetgreen hired two former Chipotle Mexican Grill executives to lead its marketing and culinary development, part of the salad chain’s strategy to expand beyond large metropolitan areas on the east and west coasts. 

"Sweetgreen named Michael Kotick, previously Chipotle’s senior director of marketing, as its head of marketing, and Chad Brauze, Burger King’s senior director of culinary innovation and sustainability, as its head of culinary. Brauze previously was a menu development director at Chipotle before joining the hamburger chain.

"The hires follow the departure of Sweetgreen’s former chief marketing officer Daniel Shlossman in May, and are part of a shift in focus to the kinds of food the company serves to a growing and diversifying customer base, co-founder and chief brand officer Nathaniel Ru said."