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Natural Markets Food Group (NMFG), the Irvington, N.Y.-based parent company of Mrs. Green's Natural Market, Richtree Natural Market Restaurants and Planet Organic Market, has hired Laura Alemzadeh as its general counsel and VP.
Alemzadeh's most recent position was general counsel of Kawasaki Rail Car Inc., in which she oversaw all legal, corporate and communication matters for the Yonkers, N.Y.-based company.
"Natural Markets works hard to make our stores feel like home -- for both our associates and our customers. Laura will help us accomplish that goal," said NMFG CEO Pat Brown.
Added Alemzadeh, "Natural Markets Food Group was a natural fit, as the company embodies all the values that are core to leading a green life."
Mrs. Green's operates 20 stores in the United States and Canada, with two more locations, in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., and New York City’s West Village neighborhood, slated to open soon. Planet Organic has six stores in Canada, and Richtree's five locations are also in that country.