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• Safeway announced that it has hired Barry Libenson to be its new senior vice president/chief information officer, succeeding David Ching, who retired earlier this year after 19 years with the company.

Libenson most recently has been senior vice president and CIO at Land O' Lakes, Inc.

Advertising Age reports that PepsiCo has named Kristin Patrick to be its senior VP-global CMO, "for the Pepsi trademark ... responsible for brand management and architecture across the Pepsi trademark globally."

Patrick, the story says, "has spent time at Walt Disney, Gap, Calvin Klein, Revlon and NBC Universal ... She served as senior VP-strategy at William Morris Endeavor, where she was behind Polaroid’s partnership with Lady Gaga, and, most recently, was CMO for Playboy Enterprises."
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