London / UK. (js) J. Sainsbury PLC has appointed Dido Harding to the role of convenience director. She will join Sainsbury´s in Spring 2008 and will also be a member of the company´s Operating Board. Dido is currently with Tesco where she has held a variety of senior roles both in their United Kingdom and international businesses.
Thomasville / GA. (ff) Flowers Foods Inc. has promoted two executives within its accounting team. Karyl H. Lauder has been promoted to vice president and chief accounting officer and Vandy T. Davis has been promoted to vice president and corporate controller.
St. Louis / MO. (rh) Ralcorp Holdings Inc. announces that its Board of Directors appointed J. Patrick Mulcahy and David R. Wenzel as members of the Board of Directors effective immediately.
Kuala Lumpur / MY. (btm) Secret Recipe Cakes and Cafe Sdn Bhd was named the «International Franchisor of the Year 2007» at the Franchising + Licensing Association Singapore (FLA) Award.
Minneapolis / MN. (gm) General Mills Inc. announces that its board of directors has elected Kendall J. Powell Chief Executive Officer of the company. Powell, age 53, joined the company in 1979 and was most recently President and Chief Operating Officer.
New York / NY. (ar) Restaurant operator Ark Restaurants Corp. says it named Robert Towers to the newly created position of president. Towers has been with the company since 1983.
Duesseldorf / DE. (mg) Dr. Hans-Joachim Körber (61), a member of the Board since 1996, CEO since 1999, under whose leadership the Metro Group has grown to become the third largest retailer in the world, has asked the Supervisory Board to be released from his responsibilities effective from October 31st.
Minneapolis / MN. (gm) General Mills Inc. appointed Daralyn Peifer vice president and treasurer of General Mills, with responsibility for the company´s cash management, corporate finance, risk management and investment management functions.
Detroit / MG. (lcp) Little Ceasars Enterprises Inc. in November 2006 launched a veterans program. It creates an opportunity for veterans to become Little Caesars franchise owners.
Ann Arbor / MG. (dp) «These changes include the retirement of one of our long-standing leaders, several promotions for other deserving leaders, and rotational assignments for leaders developing their skills in diverse areas of our business. I believe our new leadership structure will help us deliver strong results …