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•  Target yesterday announced that Cara Sylvester, the company's executive vice president and chief marketing and digital officer, is moving into the role of executive vice president and chief guest experience officer.  This is a new job title at Target, and reflects the company's focus "on further differentiating the retailer's end-to-end guest experience."

In addition, Target said, "Brett Craig has been promoted to executive vice president and chief information officer. He will report to Sylvester. Craig joined Target in 2008 and most recently was the company's senior vice president of digital."  He succeeds the retiring  Mike McNamara.

And "Matt Zabel has been promoted to executive vice president and general counsel. Zabel joined Target in 2010. Most recently he served as senior vice president of risk and employee and labor relations for the company."



•  The National Grocers Association (NGA) said that it has hired Stephanie Johnson as vice president of government relations;  she is a former legislative assistant in the office of U.S. Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT).