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US: C&S names Bob Palmer CEO
C&S Wholesale Grocers Inc., the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the United States, has appointed Bob Palmer CEO, succeeding Michael A. Duffy in the role. “C&S has been a leader in the rapidly changing grocery industry for over 102 years”, said Rick Cohen, chairman of Keene, New Hampshire-based C&S. “We will continue to drive innovation and adapt to the dynamic market conditions to better serve and support our customers. These unique times have required us to refocus our efforts and priorities”.
Source: progressivegrocer.com 

US: Fresh food makes pandemic-stressed consumers happy
What made consumers happy during the pandemic? Fresh food – at least according to Deloitte. In its new “The Future of Fresh: Patterns from the Pandemic” report, Deloitte found that nine of 10 survey respondents said that fresh food literally makes them happy. The findings were based on interviews of 2,000 adults (age

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Wellness Home Design Tips For Weight Management During The Pandemic

Hundreds of headlines blare daily warnings about the dreaded “Covid 19” pounds packed on during these long pandemic months. Americans are locked out of their local gyms and yoga studios, locked down in their homes, and locked away from friends and family members for support. What isn’t locked down are the refrigerator and pantry, and comfort food eating is on the rise. What impact is this having on your health, and what can you do about it?

Weighing In

First, the good news: “Much like the myth of the ‘Freshman 15,’ which has been disproven through numerous studies, the ‘Covid 19’ phenomenon is more myth than reality,” declares Jennifer Lombardi, a certified eating disorder psychotherapist at Kaiser Permanente’s Eating Disorder Intensive Outpatient Program in Sacramento.  That doesn’t mean

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Activist Artists Management, Home to Bob Weir and the Lumineers, Announces Promotions in L.A. and Nashville

Activist Artists Management, the music and talent management firm that’s home to Bob Weir, Grateful Dead, Dead & Company (along with co-manager Azoff/Moir), Dwight Yoakam, Empire of the Sun, The Lumineers and Michael Franti & Spearhead, has announced promotions for four staff members.

Anna Kolander, a manager in Activist’s Nashville office, is now also senior director of A&R/creative. She she started with the company in 2013 as an assistant and oversees day-to-day for The Lumineers and Frankie Ballard, in addition to working creative for Michael Franti & Spearhead and Empire of the Sun, among others.

Also in Nashville, Kate Willingham was promoted to associate manager. She was previously an assistant to founder Matt Maher and started in 2018.

In L.A., Nathan Chwat has been named artist manager, up from associate manager. Chwat started at Activist as an intern, joining the staff in February 2018 as assistant to the head of

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TF Holdings’ iQ Decision Engine Announces New Partnership With Vergent Loan Management Services

First-of-Its-Kind Partnership Offers Lenders a Full-Cycle Software Solution

IRVING, Texas, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — iQ Decision Engine (iQDE), a subsidiary of TF Holdings, Inc., has partnered with Vergent Loan Management Software to offer a full-cycle solution for lenders that includes integrated software, data and decisioning models.

TF Holdings logo (PRNewsfoto/TF Holdings, Inc.)
TF Holdings logo (PRNewsfoto/TF Holdings, Inc.)

iQDE is a fintech company whose decisioning software can be used across multiple consumer lending segments, including installment, auto and line of credit loans to automate decisions using highly predictive models to analyze credit and fraud risks. iQDE models are based on over 18 years of decisioning over two million loans, while Vergent offers comprehensive tools to manage portfolios from over 50 years of accumulated experience. With this partnership, the companies provide complementary services and a seamless experience for lenders.

Martin Wong, CEO of TF Holdings said, “Our experience in online consumer lending is unmatched

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Kitchen Magic Design Staff and Management Awarded Leading Industry Accreditations

Suzi Dia, Kitchen Design Consultant, has achieved certification as Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer (AKBD) from NKBA. In 2019, a kitchen designed by Dia was awarded a Contractor of the Year Award for Kitchen Magic by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI.)

J.T. Norman, Director of Business Development, Product and Design Innovation, was certified by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). Norman oversees all aspects of design and product development at Kitchen Magic. 

The AKBD and ASID certifications are recognized achievements in the competencies necessary for kitchen and bath design. Industry accreditations ensure precise solutions to ensure functional & beautiful results for the customer. 

“These individuals are exemplary designers and remodeling specialists that demonstrate the utmost dedication to the kitchen and bath industry and our customers,” said Bacho. He added, “This combination of experience and education ensures that our staff represents the highest qualified professionals in the

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