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• Safeway, Pleasanton, Calif., named David Histed as a chef in its Culinary Kitchens, following a months-long “Search for Our Next Chef” competition that included cook-off events and “People’s Choice” voting. Histed was previously a chef at the Big Bowl chain of Asian restaurants in the Midwest.
• Price Chopper, owned and operated by Schenectady, N.Y.-based Golub Corp., has named Christina Maltbie as vice president and treasurer. She was recently promoted from her position as VP and assistant treasurer.
• Sara Lee Corp. announced that Hillshire Brands Co. will be the name of its Chicago-based North American meat company when the company splits later this month. Sean Connolly, CEO of Sara Lee North American Retail and Foodservice, will become CEO of Hillshire Brands. The company’s brands include Jimmy Dean, Hillshire Farm and Ball Park.
• In other Sara Lee news, Christopher Begley has been named as a non-executive chairman of the Hillshire Brands board. After the spinoff is complete, the board will include three new members, along with the five existing Sara Lee Corp. directors.