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Senior MovesJun / 26 / 2017
Claire Canty promoted to head of innovation at Weetabix

The new role sees Canty return to the marketing department after her previous cross-functional position as part of the sales team working on the Waitrose and Co-op accounts. She joined the company from Nestle Confectionery four years ago.

Canty will be responsible for delivering this year’s NPD plan, as well as developing Weetabix’s five year innovation and renovation pipeline. She replaces Paul Aikens who left the role in May 2017.



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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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