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• Kroger announced that Matt Perin - formerly deputy director of government relations for the Bayer Corporation and staff director for the US House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture's Subcommittee on Nutrition & Horticulture - has joined the retailer as Head of Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs, based in Washington.

• Ahold USA announced that Don Sussman, president of the Stop & Shop New York Metro division, has been appointed executive vice president of merchandising at Ahold USA. 

The company said that Andrew Iacobucci, former executive vice president of merchandising, has decided to leave the company "in order to pursue another opportunity outside of the retail grocery industry."

At the same time, Bob Yager will be rejoining the Stop & Shop New York Metro division as senior vice president and division lead. Yager was most recently with Retail Business Services, an Ahold Delhaize company, as senior vice president of supply chain.

And, Nick Bertram, Ahold USA’s senior vice president of merchandising strategy and support, will expand his responsibilities, including day-to-day merchandising operations, the ongoing integration work with Delhaize America and vendor collaboration.
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