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• Smart & Final announced last week that it has hired Leland P. Smith as its new SVP and general counsel, succeeding the retiring Donald Alvarado, who was with the company for almost three decades.

Re/code reports that Mike Swartz, who "spent nearly a decade at Amazon teaching and instituting processes to help its warehouses operate more efficiently," has joined grocery delivery startup Instacart as senior vice president of operations. In that role, Swartz will "oversee the network of contractors and employees who do the personal shopping in partner grocery stores and deliver orders to customer doors."
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