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• Wild Oats Markets announced that it has hired Roger Davidson to be its Senior Vice President of Merchandising and Marketing, succeeding Steve Kaczynski, who left the company in April 2006.

Davidson most recently was senior vice president/COO for Supervalu's retail food division. Prior to that, he was senior vice president of non-perishables, corporate brands and global sourcing at Ahold USA, and was a longtime executive at HE Butt.
KC's View:
Interesting. The Ahold-Wild Oats connections continue to strengthen. Ahold USA first decides to offer Wild Oats-branded departments in selected stores, and then starts selling Wild Oats-branded private label items through its Peapod e-grocery division.

Not that this all adds up to some greater long-term plan. It’s just interesting, and worth noting.