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July 14, 2005
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Peter Swinburn replaces Peter Kendall as chief executive officer of Coors Brewers Ltd.

Peter Swinburn replaces Peter Kendall as chief executive officer of Coors Brewers Ltd. Swinburn has been with the company since 1975 and was most recently president of Coors Brewing Worldwide.

The board of directors of Barry Callebaut AG, a manufacturer of cocoa and chocolate products, appointed Charles Haak as president and chief operating officer of its American subsidiary, Brach's Confections. Haak most recently served as senior vice president of operations for the company.

BEMA, the baking industry suppliers association, named Kerwin Brown as president and CEO.

Hormel Foods Corp. completed its acquisition of Lloyd's Barbeque Co. from General Mills. Lloyd's produces pork and beef barbeque ribs and shredded barbeque chicken, pork and beef.

Kraft Foods is selling its fruit snacks operation to the Kellogg Co. for $30 million. The fruit snacks business generated net revenues of $80 million in 2004. Kraft says the sale is part of its strategy to focus on businesses that offer a sustainable competitive advantage.

Del Monte Foods appointed Victor Lund to its board of directors. Lund served as vice-chairman of Albertson's until June 2002.

Andrew Booth, founder of the Maryland-based architectural and engineering firm AWB, distributed a majority of his interest in the company to key members of the company's board of directors. As a result, Matthew Smith became president, G. Matthew Drew is executive vice president and Kevin Oldland is a new member of the board. Charles Stuchlik remains senior vice president and treasurer and John Shahan continues as secretary.

John Kacsur is Rockwell Automation's food industry vice president. He most recently served as Rockwell Automation's global account team lead for Kraft Foods, Inc.

Chiquita Brands International, Inc., is buying Fresh Express from Performance Food Group for $855 million. The acquisition will give Chiquita access to Fresh Express restaurant customers including McDonald's Corp. and Yum Brands Inc.'s Taco Bell and KFC chains.

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