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• Spartan Stores announced yesterday that its president/COO, Dennis Eidson, has been appointed CEO, affective October 15. Craig Sturken, currently the chairman/CEO, will then continue in his role as executive chairman of the board

• Food Lion announced that it has promoted Carol Herndon, currently executive vice president of Accounting & Analysis and Information Technology for Food Lion LLC, and Chief Accounting Officer for Delhaize America, to Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief Administrative Officer, with continuing responsibility for all of Accounting & Analysis, as well as Information Technology. In addition, she will now be accountable for Corporate Development, which includes real estate, store development, mergers and acquisitions, construction, maintenance, equipment procurement and energy management.

• Jamba Inc., owners of the Jamba Juice chain of smoothie shops, reported that CEO Paul Clayton and CFO Donald Breen have left the company, and that chairman Steven Berrard has taken over as interim CEO. Controller Karen Luey will serve as interim CFO.

No reason was given for why the two men quit, but published reports note that Jamba has been losing money for some time.

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