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US supermarket group Supervalu Inc has appointed former Cadbury executive Wayne Shurts to the post of chief information officer.
Shurts most recently served as global chief information officer at confectioner Cadbury, prior to its acquisition by Kraft Foods.
Prior to joining Cadbury, Shurts spent 20 years at Nabisco, where he held roles of varying responsibility, including VP of sales and operations, VP North American supply chain and VP of e-business.
In his new role at Supervalu, Shurts will lead the company’s IT strategy and project implementation, replacing interim chief information officer Colin Cobain.
He will join Supervalu, which runs banners including Save-a-Lot and Albertsons, on 26 April and report directly to chief executive Craig Herkert.
“Wayne is a strong and proven leader who understands the grocery industry as well as the systems behind supply chain and logistics within retail organizations,” Herkert said.
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