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Loblaw makes executive appointments


New York -- Canada’s Loblaw Cos. announced a series of executive appointments, including the naming of Mark Butler as executive VP integration.

In the newly created role, Butler will take on responsibility for planning the integration of Shoppers Drug Mart, while ensuring it remains an independent division. He has 37 years with Loblaw, and most recently was executive VP conventional division.

“Also assuming a newly created role within the company is Grant Froese, who has been appointed chief administrative officer. Froese assumes responsibility for supply chain, IT and SAP implementation, as well as the division support functions of control brands, e-commerce, goods not for resale, offshore procurement and marketing. He has more than 35 years of experience at Loblaw and most recently held the position of executive VP discount division.

“With improved positioning and an enhanced customer offer, our discount and conventional divisions are well positioned with a strong internal leadership team ready to build on the foundation set by Grant and Mark," said Vicente Trius, president of Loblaw Cos. "We are excited to announce the appointment of two experienced executives, Garry Senecal and Andrew Iacobucci, to lead our conventional and discount divisions, respectively."

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