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• Del Monte Foods announced that it has hired William D. Pearce, the former chief marketing officer at Taco Bell, to be its new senior vice president/chief marketing officer, effective immediately.

The position is a new one at Del Monte.

KC's View:
Hope Pearce has a better run of luck at Del Monte than at Taco Bell, where rat infestations and E. coli issues had the challenge even the best marketer's moxie.