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• SpartanNash Co. said yesterday that Dave Staples, SpartanNash’s current Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has been appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO), and Derek Jones, Executive Vice President, Food Distribution, has been promoted to President, Wholesale and Distribution Operations.

The company said that it has initiated recruiting efforts for a Chief Financial Officer; Staples will continue to serve as CFO until his replacement is hired.

• The National Grocers Association (NGA) announced that it has hired Matthew Foley, formerly a staffer with the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), where he held managerial positions in the organization's industry affairs and federal affairs departments, to be its new senior manager of government relations.
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