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January 15, 2013

Meijer has appointed J.K. Symancyk as president of the company, the mass merchandise retailer said Tuesday.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer has appointed J.K. Symancyk as president of the company, the mass merchandise retailer said Tuesday.

Meijer said Symancyk's new role came one year after he assumed the role of COO, while Mark Murray has been appointed to the new position of co-CEO, serving with current CEO Hank Meijer. Symancyk's new position will officially begin Feb. 3.

January 8, 2013

Natural foods retailer Whole Foods Market has appointed a former Accenture executive as its global VP and chief information officer, the company said.

AUSTIN, Texas — Natural foods retailer Whole Foods Market has appointed a former Accenture executive as its global VP and chief information officer, the company said.

Whole Foods announced the appointment of Jason Buechel, who will report directly to co-CEO Walter Robb and CFO Glenda Flanagan, overseeing the technology team in the company's Austin, Texas, headquarters and 12 regional offices in the United States and the United Kingdom.

May 31, 2012

Clif Bar on Thursday introduced its Clif Kit’s Organic line, featuring snack bars made with 100% organic fruit and nuts.

EMERYVILLE, Calif. — Clif Bar on Thursday introduced its Clif Kit’s Organic line, featuring snack bars made with 100% organic fruit and nuts.

The line was inspired by Kit Crawford, co-CEO of Clif Bar. Each bar contains just a handful of ingredients and is gluten-, soy- and dairy-free. The snack bar will be available in four flavors — berry almond, cashew, chocolate almond coconut and peanut butter.

Suggested retail price for the bars is $1.59.

June 24, 2011

Whole Foods Market co-CEO Walter Robb told investors at a Jefferies Global Consumer Conference that the 300-store chain is expected to grow to 1,000 stores in the United States.

AUSTIN, Texas — Whole Foods Market co-CEO Walter Robb told investors at a Jefferies Global Consumer Conference that the 300-store chain is expected to grow to 1,000 stores in the United States.

The organic grocer sees opportunity in Canada as well, and Robb said it expects to grow its store count there from six to 35.