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• JC Penney announced that it has hired Debra Berman, Kraft Foods' vice president for marketing strategy, to be its new senior vice president of marketing.

• The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) announced that Stephanie Salvador has joined the organization as government relations coordinator. She is a former staffer with Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-New Mexico), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada), and former Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wisconsin).
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