Flowers elects McMullian as president and CEO

Amos Ryals McMullian Jr. has been elected president and chief executive officer of Flowers Foods, Inc. by the company’s board. He will succeed Allen L. Shiver, who intends to retire from the company and step down from the board of directors following Flowers’ annual meeting in May.

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Coca-Cola names new chief people officer

Lisa Chang has been named chief people officer for The Coca-Cola Co., effective March 1. In this role, Ms. Chang will oversee the company’s global human resources operations.

Ms. Chang joins Coca-Cola from AMB Group, L.L.C., where she was senior vice-president and chief human resources officer since 2014. AMB Group is the investment management and shared services arm of The Blank Family of Businesses, including AMB Sports & Entertainment, the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United FC, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, PGA TOUR Superstores, Mountain Sky Guest Ranch, West Creek Ranch and The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation.

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Conagra to lay off employees at Pinnacle Foods plant

Conagra Brands, Inc. has announced plans to lay off approximately 100 employees at its Pinnacle Foods, Inc. office in Boulder as part of a planned shutdown of the facility.

“In October, Conagra Brands acquired Pinnacle Foods and, as a part of that transaction, committed to undergoing a thorough evaluation process of the Boulder Brands business,” said Michael Cummins, vice-president of communications at Conagra. “Conagra recently completed a data-based analysis based on capabilities and determined it was best to integrate and build the Boulder-based brands into Conagra the way of innovation, development, brand building and business process. This requires everyone being in the same location so teams can work fast and efficiently, share ideas for innovation in real time and build our brands with each other. As a result, the Boulder office location will close by the end of 2019, though many employees will be offered jobs in other Conagra locations.”

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