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•  Kroger announced that Juan De Paoli, most recently senior vice president of private brands at Ahold Delhaize, has been named the company's new head of private brands. 

•  McLane Company announced that Chris Smith has joined the company as President of McLane Grocery.

Before joining McLane Company, Smith worked at Walgreens Boots Alliance, a global leader in retail pharmacy, as the Senior Vice President – Chief Supply Chain Officer.  Before Walgreens, he served as the Executive Vice President – Chief Supply Chain Officer at C&S Wholesale.