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• Credit the National Grocers Association (NGA) for landing a big one as opening keynote speaker at its 2010 Annual Convention: former President George W. Bush.

The convention is slated to take place in Las Vegas, February 9-12.

• GMDC announced that it has awarded its 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award to Wayne Bryant of American Sales Company, a Division of Ahold USA, at its Health Beauty Wellness Marketing Conference in Orlando, Florida, citing his significant contributions and thought leadership in the general merchandise and health and wellness industries.
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