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• Publix announced the promotion of Charles B. Roskovich Jr. (Chuck) to Senior Vice President of Product Business Development effective Jan. 1, 2011; he will be responsible for overseeing the customer service, manufacturing and product business development operations.

Roskovich began his Publix career in 1975 as a front-service clerk and spent much of his early career in the meat department. He became a store manager in 1993, district manager in 1995 and regional director in 2000. He has been the Atlanta Division Vice President since January 2008.

• The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) announced that it has hired Rhett Asher to be vice president of Industry Relations, and that he will “focus on enhancing the capabilities and services of industry relations at FMI, specifically the FMI/GMA Trading Partner Alliance. He will also support other programs such as loss prevention and risk management, technology, and marketing and merchandising.”

Asher joins FMI from the National Retail Federation where he served as Vice President of Loss Prevention. He served in a similar capacity at the Retail Industry Leaders Association from 2003 to 2006.
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