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Lamb Weston announces new Vice President and General Manager, Foodservice and Retail

Related imageLamb Weston announced today that Mike Smith, Senior Vice President, Growth & Strategy, will assume leadership of its Foodservice and Retail Business Units. Smith will lead the two business units, which sell fries and other potato products to foodservice distributors and restaurant operators and the company’s retail line of products including Alexia®, Grown in Idaho®, licensed brands, and private label items to grocers and other retailers. Smith has been with Lamb Weston for more than 10 years. His current responsibilities as Senior Vice President of Growth and Strategy, as well as his previous role leading the Retail Business Unit as vice president and general manager, will enable a seamless transition of the Foodservice and Retail businesses. In his new role, Smith succeeds Rod Hepponstall, who is leaving the company to become CEO of a publicly-traded food company outside of the potato category. More

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