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    Laurel Grocery Co. Promotes Two Execs

    LONDON, Ky. -- Jim Buchanan, president and c.e.o. of Laurel Grocery Co. here, said it appointed Dan DeFabis director of sales, retail development, and technology. The wholesaler also said it promoted Keith Clark to manager of strategic marketing initiative.

    LONDON, Ky. -- Jim Buchanan, president and c.e.o. of Laurel Grocery Co. here, said it appointed Dan DeFabis director of sales, retail development, and technology. The wholesaler also said it promoted Keith Clark to manager of strategic marketing initiative.

    De Fabis succeeds Jack Hubbs, who has retired from the company.

    In his new role, DeFabis will direct the sales team in helping the independent retailers served by Laurel increase sales and profits. Additionally, he will supervise the retail development function in gaining new retailers for the company, as well as overseeing the technology specialists in helping the retailers with their front end systems and computer needs.

    DeFabis previously served as manager of strategic marketing initiative, and before that, he was a retail operations consultant.

    Taking over as manager of strategic marketing initiative, Clark will direct and expand Laurel’s everyday low price program for its independent retailers. Clark most recently served as a retail operations consultant, and prior to that was director of merchandising.

    Laurel has served independent retailers since 1922.

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