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Reuters reports that Target has hired Mark Kenny, the former senior director of private brands, deli and bakery at Wal-Mart, to be its new vice president of meat and fresh prepared food.

At the sane time, the company has hired Liz Nordlie, former president of General Mills' baking division, to be its vice president of product design and development for food and beverage.

Both appointments are seen as key to the company’s efforts to overhaul its food business.

• Publix announced that Erik Katenkamp, the company’s vice president of information systems - application development, has been promoted to the role of vice president of Omnichannel and Application Development.

• The Phoenix Business Journal reports that PetSmart president/CEO Michael J. Massey is stepping down from his role there. He’s been there since 2015, when the company was acquired by a private equity group; one of its achievements was the acquisition by PetSmart of, an online pet retailer.

PetSmart will be led on an interim basis by Raymond Svider, a managing partner at BC Partners, the private equity group that owns PetSmart, while a permanent successor is sought.
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