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Senior MovesJun / 26 / 2017
General Mills hires senior Coke marketer Ivan Pollard as global CMO

Pollard will report to chief executive Jeff Harmening and take responsibility for establishing the company's first global marketing and media planning function. He starts on 10 July.

The role was announced last year as part of a shakeup in the business. Ann Simonds, previously chief marketing officer for General Mills’ US business, left last December.

Pollard has been at Coca-Cola since January 2011. Before that, he spent five years as group partner at Naked Communications, the latest in a string of agency roles that began in 1987 at Boase Massimi Pollitt, the agency that later became DDB London. He also worked for Wieden & Kennedy, Unity and The Ingram Partnership.



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Senior MovesJun / 26 / 2017
Burberry chairman to step down

Further boardroom upheaval is under way at Burberry after the luxury fashion brand revealed its long-standing chairman, Sir John Peace, is planning to leave.

Peace has been chair of the FTSE 100 company since it was spun out of GUS in 2002, and has signalled his departure as the new chief executive prepares to take the helm.

Marco Gobbetti will become chief executive next month after being recruited from French luxury rival Céline.



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RetailJun / 26 / 2017
No longer Lovin' it: McDonald's ends 40-year sponsorship of Olympics

McDonald’s has abruptly ended its 40-plus year sponsorship of the Olympics, calling time on one of the oldest partnerships in sport.

The fast-food giant pulled out of its current, estimated £40-million-a-year, deal with the International Olympic Committee more than three years early, citing a “focus on different priorities”.



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RetailJun / 26 / 2017
Sainsbury’s eyes Nisa deal to carry on at its convenience

Sainsbury’s is in talks to buy Nisa, the network of more than 2,500 independently owned convenience stores, for £130m. Like Tesco’s £3.7bn deal for Booker — owner of 5,000 Premier, Londis, Budgens and Family Shopper convenience franchises — it will not deliver physical stores but improved supply chain, economies of scale and buying power. And that can make both convenience and online sales more efficient.


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