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• London-based Pret A Manger, the sandwich and coffee shop chain, has named Robert Naylor to be president of US operations.

According to the story, "Naylor comes to Pret with over 30 years of retail experience, most recently having overseen operations for both Starbucks Asia Pacific and Starbucks France. With oversight of Pret's U.S. locations, Naylor will also focus on the company's ongoing and future retail expansion."

Pret A Manger currently has 300 locations worldwide, including 53 in the US.

Advertising Age reports that McDonald's USA CMO Neil Golden is leaving the company, with retirement planned for early next year.

No replacement has been named.
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