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Albertsons EVP Shane Sampson Steps Down

Credited with growing the chain on a division and national level, Shane Sampson to leave the company Sept. 7.

Retailers

Walmart CMO Barbara Messing Moving On

The retailer's third chief marketing officer in four years departs as Michael Francis reprises role on an interim basis.

CEO Doug McMillon advocates for debate on assault-weapon ban and support for stronger background checks before addressing the retailer’s financial results.

Hydroponic greenhouse founder Paul Lightfoot will continue as president.

Basket Economics: A new leader casts an eye on a differentiated retailer whose advantages are under siege.

Michael Zechmeister is moving on to helm the chief financial officer role for logistics firm C.H. Robinson. UNFI names John Howard to interim role and begins search for replacement.

After a struggle to realize sales and profitability from its prepared foods acquisition, SpartanNash will exit the Fresh Kitchen business as President and CEO Dave Staples resigns.

The 30-year HR veteran eyes developing the "best workforce in the industry"; Gineal Davidson appointed Portland division president.

George Frahm served the retailer for 47 years; industry vet Greg McNiff will succeed him in November.

Jack Sinclair says improving performance "is in our own hands" as price and promotional woes beset the natural foods retailer; President and COO Jim Nielsen departing.

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