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•  US Foods announced that it has hired Dave Flitman, most recently president-CEO of Builders FirstSource, to be its new CEO, effective January 5.

•  Oregon-based drive-through coffee chain Dutch Bros. said yesterday that it has hired Christine Barone, a former Starbucks executive who most recently has been CEO of the True Food Kitchen restaurant chain, to be its new president.  

The Oregonian notes that Joth Ricci remains Dutch Bros’ CEO.  In addition, the story says, "the coffee and energy drink chain has more than 640 shops and is on track to open well over 100 this year, expanding in California, Oklahoma and Texas. Dutch Bros aims to have 4,000 shops nationwide within 15 years."

That's why you hire someone with Starbucks in his or her resume - they tend to know something about expansion.