Leadership Transition for Coca-Cola North America

The Coca-Cola Company today announced that J. Alexander “Sandy” Douglas Jr. will retire as President of Coca-Cola North America (CCNA). He will be succeeded by James L. “Jim” Dinkins, who currently serves as President of the Minute Maid Business Unit and Chief Retail Sales Officer for CCNA.

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Hostess Brands President/CEO Bill Toler to Retire

Add another CEO departure to the growing list of those leaving major food companies. Hostess Brands, Kansas City, Mo., maker of Twinkies and Ding Dongs, announced Oct. 12 that Bill Toler plans to retire as president and CEO, effective March 1, 2018, or sooner if a replacement is appointed. Toler will remain on the company’s board of directors.

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Hormel Names CEO for CytoSport Brand

Hormel Foods Corp. has named Lisa Selk chief executive officer of CytoSport, the sports nutrition company and maker of Muscle Milk premium protein products.

Selk will steer the CytoSport enterprise as it continues to focus on new product innovation and expanded distribution of its sports nutrition products. Selk brings more than 20 years of experience building consumer packaged food brands including Skippy peanut butter.

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