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• Kroger announced that Josh Harpole, District Manager within the retailer’s King Soopers Division, has been named Vice President of Merchandising for the company’s Louisville Division.

• The Nashville Business Journal reports that Jack Stoddard, the second-inn-command at the healthcare startup called Haven that is being launched by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase, is resigning from the company. Stoddard reportedly has cited the “exhausting” commute between his home in Philadelphia and haven’s Boston offices as the reason for stepping down.

A search process and timeline for the naming of a successor has not been established, the story says.

The Journal writes that “Haven has named several top executives over the past few months, but has not detailed its business plans other than to bring down health care costs for employees at the three companies.”
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