- The Wall Street Journal reports this morning that Gillette chairman/CEO James Kilts has emerged as the leading candidate to get the CEO office at Coca-Cola, though other candidates – such as Coke COO Steven Heyer – remain under consideration.
Kellogg CEO Carlos Gutierrez reportedly has taken himself out of the running.
- Winn-Dixie Stores announced that Mark A. Sellers has been named Group Vice President, Retail Operations, responsible for supervising Winn-Dixie's U.S. division managers engaged in the day-to-day operations of the Company's stores.
In addition, South Florida Retail Operations Superintendent Randy Rambo has been promoted to Division Manager of South Florida.
Winn-Dixie also announced that its Senior Vice President of Operations, John Sheehan, has been re-assigned, and that it has initiated a search for a new Senior Vice President of Operations.
- McDonald’s named its 43-year-old president and chief operating officer, Charlie Bell, to the CEO position, replacing Jim Cantalupo, who died yesterday of a heart attack at age 60.