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  • Henry O. Armour has been named the new president and CEO of the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS). Armour will succeed Kerley LeBoeuf, who will retire in July 2005 after 24 years as the president & CEO of the association.

    Armour has resigned from the NACS Board of Directors and will join NACS’ as a part-time consultant in October 2004 to ensure a smooth transition of leadership in July 2005.

    Armour is selling his c-store chain, West Star Corporation, in order to take the new position.

  • Wild Oats Markets, Inc. has named Andre Halston the company’s Vice President of Food Service and Corporate Executive Chef. Halston most recently was Chief Culinary Officer for LaMadeleine Restaurants, a 62-unit restaurant company based in Dallas, Texas.

  • has named Dawn Lepore as the company’s chairman and CEO. She replaces former CEO Kal Raman, who resigned in June, and Peter Neupert, who has been serving as chairman.

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