Unified Grocers, Los Angeles-based member-owned cooperative, said Wednesday it has appointed Brad Alford, former chairman and CEO of Nestlé USA, to its board as an independent, non-shareholder director. Alford, who spent 32 years with Nestlé, retired in 2012 after nearly seven years as chairman and CEO of its USA division. According to Richard E. Goodspeed, Unified’s board chairman, “[Brad’s] deep expertise in manufacturing and distribution with one of the ...

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