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Disruption and discounters take a toll on regional chains

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Neugent to lead strategy planning; Friedman takes over Consumer Brands unit

BRENTWOOD, Mo. -- Chris Neugent, president and CEO of Post Consumer Brands, has been named executive vice president of strategy for Post Holdings Inc., effective July 23. Neugent will work with Post’s business units to develop strategic planning. Howard Friedman, former executive vice president of...


Senior vice president will step in as interim leader until board finds permanent replacement

ARDEN HILLS, Minn. -- Chris Policinski, CEO of Land O’Lakes Inc., is retiring after leading the farmer-owned cooperative for the past 13 years. Peter Janzen, senior vice president, general counsel and chief administrative officer of the company, will step in June 30 as interim CEO while the board...

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As spring resets wrap up, now is the time to prepare for next year

New research reveals which retailers are earning high marks with U.S. food shoppers

Smoking cessation and energy-shot innovation offer growth opportunities
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Movie-themed products include Slurpees, chimichangas, energy drinks and more
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Companies will collaborate on innovation and go-to-market strategies
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Ways for retailers to safeguard against contamination and ensure that the ice offered at their c-stores is clean and safe.

Condiment additions include a ketchup-mayonnaise combo and Korean chili paste